Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crab Apples

Got a late start working on the crab apples today.  We had a storm come through and lost our electric for a couple of hours.  We did get 1 1/4" of rain and that was most welcomed.  I used about half the crab apples I got yesterday and made 4 pints and 2 quarter pints of crab apple jelly and 16 pints and 2 quarter pints of crab apple butter.  The crab apples that are left are going to be used to make some pectin.  My plan is to work on that in the morning and then I need to get the grandson's closet emptied so we can put some closet organizer shelves in while is is gone.  He will be back late Sunday so we will be working on it this weekend.

Crab apple butter and crab apple jelly.


  1. Would you mind sharing your crab apple jelly recipe?

    1. 3 lbs crab apples washed and cut up, add 3 c water and bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer for 25 minutes or until soft. Strain through jelly bag or cheese cloth. You need to have 1 quart of the crab apple juice (add water if needed), return liquid to pan, add 4 c sugar. Boil until 220 degrees stirring frequently, put in jars leaving 1/4 head space. Process 5 minutes boiling water bath.

    2. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I look forward to trying this next year.