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Hinotori

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Takes me 9 hours total but I made some Pacific crabapple jelly. Much of that time is cooking the apples down in water then straining in a jelly bag. Spent well over an hour picking them, then several hours removing stems. Only sugar added then boiled and jarred. It makes a very stiff jelly.

8 half pints all canned up. Mom gets one but the rest are ours. I don't like sharing because of how long it takes.
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drstratton

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Takes me 9 hours total but I made some Pacific crabapple jelly. Much of that time is cooking the apples down in water then straining in a jelly bag. Spent well over an hour picking them, then several hours removing stems. Only sugar added then boiled and jarred. It makes a very stiff jelly.

8 half pints all canned up. Mom gets one but the rest are ours. I don't like sharing because of how long it takes. View attachment 2343085 View attachment 2343086
Those are so tiny...I don't blame you for keeping most of it!
I love crabapple jelly! I wanted to make some this year, but we didn't have enough on our tree! I have a juicer & it makes the jelly a very beautiful pink color!
 

Hinotori

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I've thought about pulling out the steam juicer for them. They are so hard I don't think they will work well. It's great for grapes though. We always juiced grapes that way when I was a kid.

They don't taste like the European crabapples. There is a distinctive taste to them. It's a native tree here.

I like European crabapple jelly as well.

I use most of the jams and jellies in yogurt but hubby has sandwiches.
 

drstratton

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I've thought about pulling out the steam juicer for them. They are so hard I don't think they will work well. It's great for grapes though. We always juiced grapes that way when I was a kid.

They don't taste like the European crabapples. There is a distinctive taste to them. It's a native tree here.

I like European crabapple jelly as well.

I use most of the jams and jellies in yogurt but hubby has sandwiches.
My juicer isn't steam, it shreds the apples to extract the juice...it does a pretty good job!
 

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