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ellied

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Crab apple recipes please?
« on: September 15, 2011, 06:11:18 pm »
I have no idea what to do with crab apples and usually leave them for the birds but thought I might try something more creative this year..

All I can think of is crab apple jelly but I don't eat meat so not sure how useful it'll be to me - no idea when to harvest or what to do and I don't even own a muslin bag if that's needed..

Any ideas?
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Re: Crab apple recipes please?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 08:10:47 pm »
Crab apple jelly is nice on home made crusty bread too - you just add a bit more sugar - q1lb per pint of juice instead of three quarters.  Add a few squirts of lemon juice too.
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egglady

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Re: Crab apple recipes please?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 09:17:17 pm »
alternatively you can give them to me Ellie to make chilli apple jelly!!!!! :)

BlueDaisy

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Re: Crab apple recipes please?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 10:42:25 pm »
I was reading (on another website) and chilli and crab apple jelly - everyone was raving about it - so much so that I'm now eyeing up my neighbours crab apples! Just google I'm sure you'll find it!

Sylvia

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Re: Crab apple recipes please?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 03:29:41 pm »
Spiced crab apples? Crab apple butter? Crab apple syrup? Crab apple and mint jelly? Verjuice ( which is like a cross between cider and wine)?
if anyone would like any of the recipes let me know :)

ellied

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Re: Crab apple recipes please?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 07:27:20 am »
Yes please to recipes I don't even have one for basic CA jelly buyt adding mint or chilli sounds good and Egglady there are loads so if you are willing to climb a single ladder or have a good set of steps, come over and we'll pick them between us :)
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Crab apple recipes please?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 09:18:12 am »
Vegetarian uses for crab apples:

  • Crab apple jelly and peanut butter sandwiches.  :yum:
  • Also crab apple jelly and cheese sandwiches.  (I think it might be even better with smoked cheese but haven't actually tried this.)
Hereabouts crab apples all go into the pig!   :pig: :yum:
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