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“very easy very good !!! you need crab apple asmany as you want more the better the more jelly from jonathanwallace”
3hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 gallons crabapples
  • 1 -2 kg sugar
  • cheesecloth


  1. Wash your crab apples to remove critters and any dirt.
  2. Throw out any rotten or bad ones, remove leaves and any woody stuff.
  3. But leave them whole no need to remove centers etc -- (waste of time).
  4. Put in large pot 2/3 full otherwise it will boil over.
  5. Fill pot till all the apples float.
  6. Heat on Med. heat till boiling, once they boil cook for 2-3 hours.
  7. Strain the mixture through cheese cloth keeping the liquid, thats gonna be our jelly.
  8. If you want you can make crabapple cheese with the solids ( but were here to make jelly).
  9. Measure the liquid as best you can for every 1 L of liquid you will need 1 kg of sugar.
  10. Add sugar to liquid in a pot, and stir till boiling then reduce heat but keep it low rolling boil for about 10-15 minute.
  11. Then you can reduce heat to low.
  12. On a small plate take your stir stick or wooden spoon and drizzel a few drops of the liquid allowing it to cool. keep doing this till it jells.
  13. When it jells you are ready to start canning (see pic's).

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