Substitute for Cheesecloth

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Substitute for Cheesecloth

Last weekend when I was making apple jelly, I needed cheesecloth to strain the apple juice. I could not find cheesecloth at our local store. While I was walking through the store I saw a package of coffee filters and had an ah-hah moment.

I placed a cone shaped paper coffee filter into my canning funnel which fit perfectly in a mason jar. I did have to change the coffee filter several times during the process of straining 4 cups of apple juice. It worked perfectly fine though!

So if you are ever in a pinch for cheesecloth, try a paper coffee filter!

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. Christiana says:

    thanks i was wondering of what to use for a substitute for a cheesecloth!