Spiced Crab Apples


| 9/11/2013 10:59:00 AM


Tags: crab apples, recipe, Sue Van Slooten, Ontario,

spiced crab applesBeing from New England originally, I used to love all the pickled types of condiments we would have in that region. Pickled watermelon rind comes to mind, but my culinary adventures took a different turn about two weeks ago: spiced crab apples. These delectable little morsels of fruit are a bright ruby red colour with a hit of sweet and sour, and a blast of spice. Sort of sounds like a fine wine, doesn’t it? I have a huge crabapple tree on my property, and every year, with it full of fruit, I think about spiced crab apples. 

But alas, with something going on, usually school, I never quite got there. Well this year is different. With #1 son (actually, only son) safely established in St. John’s, Newfoundland studying Nautical Science, and school not yet started for me, I seized the opportunity. The tree was really loaded, so I felt there was no better time. Besides, they’re free. I picked about four pounds worth, found a good recipe, and the great experiment started. 

The recipe in question came from a cookbook series popular here in Canada called Company’s Coming, by Jean Pare. She and her team are a practical lot, putting out easy to understand, and easy to make, recipes. I don’t have her whole collection, but close to it. The one I used is called, of course, “Preserves.” 

Take a look at the technical data below, you probably can get it online. As usual, I did modify the recipe, in this case, cutting it in half. But it didn’t stop there, I went one step further. She advocates canning the finished product, but I don’t can (a shortcoming I know), so I tried freezing some. Worked beautifully, and that is what I would recommend if you aren’t planning on eating all 3 ½ pounds worth anytime soon. Yield: Three quarts.

Spiced Crab Apples

3 cups granulated sugar


hecticfae
9/22/2013 7:18:55 PM

Thank you I will try to make this looks delicous.I have only ever added a little ginger to some a made one time.Fabulous idea thanks again.


hecticfae
9/22/2013 7:18:51 PM

Thank you I will try to make this looks delicous.I have only ever added a little ginger to some a made one time.Fabulous idea thanks again.


hecticfae
9/22/2013 7:18:47 PM

Thank you I will try to make this looks delicous.I have only ever added a little ginger to some a made one time.Fabulous idea thanks again.


steveh
9/16/2013 9:02:40 AM

Don't understand what you mean when you say add crab apples in single layers. Could you expand on that a bit?




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