Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crabapples

We have some crabapple trees planted in the orchard to help with pollination, to give the honeybees a little extra nectar, and because goodness gracious, they are just so pretty!

They were starting to drop their fruit, so we picked the rest of the fruit and made these:
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They have so much pectin that you don't have to add any, and they jelled just fine. The flavor is really nice too.

6 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's funny I am going to make crabapple jelly for the first time in the next week or two. I have a couple of trees, that are totally green and one with redder fruit. So my jelly may be paler depending on which fruit I use.

I also bought the smaller jars, so I could give them out at Christmas.

Gill

stacey said...

are those giant jars or is that a really tiny stove?

K said...

Cat, your jelly looks so pretty sparkling in the sun! Is the jelly tart?

tenthingsfarm said...

Gill, these are from a Dolgo Crab apple tree (actually, three of them, dwarf variety), so the jelly is pretty red for crabapple jelly. The pale jelly is really pretty, though.

Stacy, I heart you big! That is my play stove, but when I was a kid, we had one and I learned how to cook on it. The jars are half pints - about one cup of jelly. :)

K - the jelly is made with 4c. juice and 4 c sugar, so it's actually somewhat sweet, though it has that nice tartness...it's not sour...but keep in mind that I like tart flavors. It's hard to say if you would think it tart or not. Gee, that's not helpful at all!! Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Cat,
The jelly looks delicious and I love the little stove.
I remember when my aunt had one and I too learned to cook on it.
That is my dream purchase,to have that stove again!
Hugs and God bless,
Helen(grammea)
grammea22@verizon.net

tenthingsfarm said...

Me too, Helen! When we were building this house I kept wondering if there could somehow be space for one, but alas, no. Maybe someday, in a cabin in the mountains...wouldn't that be lovely?

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