My mother in law made the most amazing Crabapple Jelly. I’ve tried to recreate it, but have never really been able to get the right combination of tartness and sweetness. This recipe comes close though…
Start with 5 lbs of crab apples
this is what you end up with (there should be about 7 cups of juice)
ain’t it purty?
Mix 1 box of Sure-Jell with the juice and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring once in a while. Boil 1 minute. Ok, this is the only tricky part..add sugar to taste. I used about 8 cups in this batch, but these apples were a little tart, so use your own good judgment in how much sugar to add. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Pour into plastic jelly containers leaving an inch or so of headroom. Let cool until almost room temperature and then just stick them in the freezer. It’s a little summer in your freezer for those cold mornings when coffee and toast with jelly is the only thing worth living for!