Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

July 28th

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

A friend visiting my home this week mentioned the crab apple tree on the side of the house had bent limbs from all the fruit.
“What apple tree?”

“That one by the mailbox. You know. There are little apples all over the ground?”

“Those are apples? Are you sure?”



“I’m not trying to poison you, dummy.”

We walked outside and he ate a handful of the tiny golden red orbs to prove his point.

Huh. Buckets of fruit at my fingertips, growing in my own yard and I had no idea.

Free fruit.


Of course I quickly played around in the kitchen to see what I could make, landing on spiced crab apple jelly for the first run.

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

Spiced Crab Apple Jelly

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Next up: apple chutney.



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7 Responses

  1. Looks good! (And I love your tea kettle.)

  2. so funny. I have one of those trees and was just surfing the net wondering if there was any viable way to use those things. I’ve been told no… But, now I’m inspired to prove ’em wrong!

  3. Yum! I was thinking about a foray into fermenting soon, also apple chutney. I will keep you posted!

  4. What a wonderful discovery!

  5. I’m back and finally I had a little time to catch up with you. Hope you can come visit my blog, I’m posting about my vacation in France.

  6. Larissa Stretton July 31, 2012

    Yeah!!!! Yeah!! Yeah!!! Nothin like free food from your own yard!! Bet it’ll be soooo yummy!!!

  7. anne elderkin September 25, 2013

    Lovely pictures but where is the recipe? Help!