You can replace the crabapples in this recipe with any tart apple.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 4 QUARTS
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 crabapples, cranberries, peaches, and pears make a delicate and wonderful tasting accent to many savory dishes.