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Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Posted by request. Original recipe from "Miss Stela."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, water and vinegar in a large stainless or enamel saucpan.
  2. Break up cinnamon and tie up with allspice and cloves in a large square of cheesecloth and add to pan.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Add prepared crabapples and return pan to a boil, reduce heat and boil GENTLY for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove spice bag.
  6. Pack into clean hot jars to 3/4 inch from rim and add boiling syrup to cover, leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  7. Do the jar thing.
  8. Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
Most Helpful

5 5

Totally delicious; perfect sweetness and tangyness. Perfect balance of spices!

3 5

Changes: 5 c. sugar; only boil with crabapples for a couple of minutes. I only gave this recipe 3 stars because even though I pricked the apples with a fork they were really mushy after boiling 10 minutes. I ended up pulling them out of the brine, discarding them and starting with new apples. I only boiled them a few minutes until they were just barely tender then processed in a boiling water bath.