Pickled Crabapples

Pickled Crabapples
This recipe for pickled crabapples is a very simple, very "old-timey" recipe, which is usually served on the relish tray at holiday dinners such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

A word of caution: the crabapples used in this recipe do NOT come from ornamental crabapple trees. Those crabapples are not edible, or at least they are not the kind used in recipes. Crabapples are available in certain parts of the country at farmers' market, or at roadside fruit and vegetable stands.

5 pounds crabapples
1 quart white vinegar
7 cups sugar
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 or 2 cinnamon sticks


Sterilize your jars very carefully.

Wash the crabapples, leaving on the skin and the stem. Pierce each crabapple with a fork, puncturing the skin in several places.


Bring the remaining ingredients to a boil and add the crabapples. Reduce the heat and cook slowly until the crabapples are tender.

Pack the apples in the sterilized jars and fill with hot syrup to about 1/2 inch from the top edge of the jar. Seal securely.



Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366


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