Crabapple Jelly

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 4-10


  • 5
    gallons crabapples
  • 1 -2
    kg sugar
  • cheesecloth


  • Wash your crab apples to remove critters and any dirt.
  • Throw out any rotten or bad ones, remove leaves and any woody stuff.
  • But leave them whole no need to remove centers etc -- (waste of time).
  • Put in large pot 2/3 full otherwise it will boil over.
  • Fill pot till all the apples float.
  • Heat on Med. heat till boiling, once they boil cook for 2-3 hours.
  • Strain the mixture through cheese cloth keeping the liquid, thats gonna be our jelly.
  • If you want you can make crabapple cheese with the solids ( but were here to make jelly).
  • Measure the liquid as best you can for every 1 L of liquid you will need 1 kg of sugar.
  • Add sugar to liquid in a pot, and stir till boiling then reduce heat but keep it low rolling boil for about 10-15 minute.
  • Then you can reduce heat to low.
  • On a small plate take your stir stick or wooden spoon and drizzel a few drops of the liquid allowing it to cool. keep doing this till it jells.
  • When it jells you are ready to start canning (see pic's).