Instant Clear Gel
Instant ClearJel is a specialty food starch that can be used to thicken fruit pies, jams, sauces, puddings and gravies. If used properly, it will thicken clearly with no added flavor. It should be mixed with the dry ingredients of a recipe, then added to the liquid while cold. If you add it directly to liquids (especially warm liquids) it may lump. To prevent this, use an immersion blender or food processor if you add it directly to liquids. It will begin to thicken instantly, and when warmed, it will thicken even more. To use Instant ClearJel in your recipes, just substitute equal amounts for the starch or flour it may call for. It is shelf stable, and if stored in a cool, dry place, it will last for a year in your cupboard.