Muddy’s property has some wonderful crab apples.
So this year I decided it would be fun to make some wonderful crab apple
jelly sauce for Christmas presents.
Below are step by step instructions for crab apple
Step one: Pick the apples and put them in a pot. Contrary to popular opinion these suckers don’t hop off the tree into a basket. If you wait for them to fall they get really nasty!
Step two: Put the pot on a stove and cook them to mush.
Don’t forget to stir. Burnt mush could ruin the flavor of your
Step three: Strain the mush!
Jelly sauce is great with little chunks of apple in it but leaves and stems sort of ruin the experience.
Step five: Totally disregard the instructions on the pectin box and add all the sugar (9 cups to 7 cups of apple mush) before you add the pectin. Bring to a rolling boil.
Step six: Add your pectin and boil for one more minute making the pectin totally ineffective.
Step seven: Ladle the mush into jars. Close the tops and put in your hot water bath for 10 minutes.
AND TADAHHHH! YOU HAVE PERFECT APPLE
JELLY SAUCE! 🙂
Thanks for sharing. I just lost my hour from the ‘fall backwards’ theory but popping in this late was well worth it .
You are yet braver than I will ever be. No one would know the new discovery save for them that would partake of the experiment.
Sauce? Jelly? I bet it’s so scrumptious they won’t even know the difference!
Blessings much, thou-who-makest-me-to-laugh
It’s good on ice cream! 🙂
I loved this! I cooked up some pumpkin one year and then made pumpkin cookies . . .that looked more like pumpkin pancakes. I didn’t even know we could use crab apples . . .I thought it was just something we called people.
God bless you, Pastor J, and your crab apple jelly sauce!
Thanks Deb! I also made choke cherry jelly. It came out waaaay better. 🙂
This reminds me of when my Nana would make her own grape jelly. Sandy and I would help her make the jelly. When we were all done she would make her buttermilk biscuits and serve them hot with the jelly we just made. Sandy and I have such precious memories with our Nana. Thanks, Pastor J, for triggering that memory. Pastor J, I bet your apple jelly/sauce would be good on a hot biscuit right now.
I am definitely going to try this. One question….For buttermilk do I need a butter cow?
These days it is much easier just to go to the store and purchase your buttermilk. I know you will have better luck finding it in the store versus finding a butter cow to milk.
Still it would be fun to try! 🙂
Hi Pastor J,
I enjoyed this post. I’ll admit, I am not much good in the kitchen, but I do have my “specialties.” What you attempted, is way out of my league, so I applaud you for sharing the recipe with us, and taking us through it with you. Some comments were pretty funny too! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your apple jelly/sauce. 🙂
I am enjoying it and shall be enjoying it for a long time to come. I made 30 jars ! Eek!