Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A sweet little accompaniment to any meal. Nice as is, but may be colored with food coloring for extra visual punch. From Home Preserving Made Easy. Cooking time approximate. While this recipe is written in an old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to for the current information.


  1. Sterilize jars.
  2. Wash crab apples, leaving skin and stem, if desired; prick several holes in each.
  3. Bring to a boil remaining ingredients, and crab apples, and cook slowly until tender.
  4. Pack apples in sterilized jars and fill jars with the hot syrup to 1/2" of edge.
  5. Seal securely and store.

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