Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

EmR October 01, 2003

So excited to have found this recipe! It is very good, and so simple! I made this as the recipe stated and the crabapples have enough flavor that it truly didn't need any spices, although that would be great too!

stephaniemsparks August 31, 2012

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