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Crab apple jelly time.


There has been a bumper crop of crab apples this year. T picked two large buckets full at the weekend.

It took 2 pans like this to stew them all…

After leaving the stewed apples to drain through muslins overnight I set to and made the jelly this morning.

I don’t think I’ve ever made so many jars full. Our family and friends will be pleased.. :o)

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Wow thats a lot of crab apples Homebird! What do you use it for?

28 Oct, 2020


Gosh ,what a lot it all looks lovely and clear to Hb .. they will make nice Christmas gifts ...

28 Oct, 2020


Yes, lovely for friends at Christmas (as well as for you).
Very industrious of you & not an apple wasted. Well done.

28 Oct, 2020


Fantastic! You must have been tired by the time you finished! I can almost taste it - have you started on it yet?

28 Oct, 2020


jewels from the garden. well done they look gorgeous. My mum used to make ca jelly too and I remember her using the chairs turned upside down for them to strain into bowls and pans.

I used to love the smell from the kitchen. ah memories remembered, thanks homebird.

29 Oct, 2020


They look delicious and your trees are real happy. You have the touch!

29 Oct, 2020


Thanks Rose, the jelly goes well with any white meat.
Amy, I have given a couple of jars to family already, some will go as Christmas gifts to friends and by Christmas the family will want another jar.
Ff, thanks, T left some apples on the tree for the blackbirds, it looks a bit lop sided now!!
Sue, we will start a jar on Sunday. :o)🤪
Eileen, I used to use an upturned stool until T put my new cupboard doors on with bar handles. Perfect for tying the string to. :o)
Thanks Paul, it’s just been a great year for the apples.

31 Oct, 2020


Your tree looks absolutely laden with vivid coloured apples!
A real healthy crop too. I have to agree, your crab apple jelly looks delicious! What a lovely, personal touch for friends and family at Christmas!

1 Nov, 2020

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