Pickled Crabapples

You can replace the crabapples in this recipe with any tart apple.


6 pounds crabapples

4 cups cider vinegar

2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon cloves

2 sticks of cinnamon

1 tablespoon ginger, crushed

  • Wash crabapples, steam until soft but not broken.

  • Put steamed crabapples into a large saucepan along with vinegar, sugar, and spices (tie spices in a bag). Bring mixture to a boil. Continue to boil gently for 10 minutes.

  • Pack into sterilized jars leaving ½ inch of headspace in each jar. Process sealed jars for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Spiced Fruits

Spiced crabapples, cranberries, peaches, and pears make a delicate and wonderful tasting accent to many savory dishes.

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