Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 5 mins

An easy, delicious recipe for late summer - early fall.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 lbs crabapples
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 34 ounces dry pectin
  • 9 cups sugar


  1. Wash apples, remove stems and bad spots.
  2. Combine water and apples in stock pot and cook until soft.
  3. Strain through a jelly bag to make 7 cups of juice.
  4. Combine juice and pectin in a large kettle.
  5. Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in sugar completely, and while stirring return to a full boil.
  7. Keep stirring while you boil for one minute.
  8. Remove from heat and skim foam from surface.
  9. Pour into hot sterilized jars.
  10. Seal and process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.


Most Helpful

This is the exact recipe from the Sure-Jell pectin box. I have tried it several times, but have never been able to get 7 cups of juice.

Nowhereville Domestic August 20, 2009

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