Crabapple Preserves

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by m f4379

I have been looking for this recipe for years. My grandmother made them and I didn't get the recipe before she past away. I was looking in one of her cookbooks, and there it was!!! They taste like the ones she made.

Top Review by EmR1573

Yum... this is a terrific recipe. Like MF, my grandmother used to make it and I was able to get the recipe from an aunt after my grandmother's death. However, my grandmother used to add one cinnamon stick and 1 tbsp of whole cloves while mixture boiled... perfect for those cool autumn mornings!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • crabapple (alot!!! There is no measurement)
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water


  1. Wash and remove blossom end.
  2. Leave stems on.
  3. Do not peel!
  4. Make syrup with sugar and water.
  5. bring to boil.
  6. Boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Add apples to syrup.
  8. boil until apples are tender and transparent.
  9. Fill hot jars with fruit and syrup to 1/2 inch of top.
  10. put on canning lids.
  11. Process in hot water bath for 15 minutes.

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