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Has anyone ever used Jam exclusively as Pie Filling?

SmallSteps3000 | Mar 7, 2015 05:44 PM

I have children at home that dislike the conventional pie filling featuring whole cut up pieces of fruit suspended in a blob of cornstarch-- but they love fruit pastries with the filling being almost like a jam-like fruit puree.

I'm trying to make a pie that would have a nice, sticky, thick, jam-like Strawberry filling but am a bit worried.

Will jam work as an adequate pie filling? It won't be too sweet will it? Jam also gives off the appearance of often being quite a firm semi-solid also, instead of like pie filling.

And would it be better to make my own jam, so I could control the sugar to fruit ratio?

Any advice is welcome.
Thanks for the help anyone can offer.

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