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Old 09-17-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Crabapple Jelly

After years of battling hundreds of thousands of crabapples dropping all over my car, parking spot, walkway, etc., I decided this year "When life hands you crabapples, make crabapple jelly!!"

I followed the directions in the box of pectin I bought and it came out great.

But I have a regular boiling water canner, not a pressure canner. Will I be okay with my jars on the shelf for 6 months or so? I want to give them as gifts, with some biscuits, for Christmas.


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Old 09-17-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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Beautiful Miss Lee. Beautiful!! If ya did the hot water bath for 10 minutes or so, then you are in fine shape!

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Old 09-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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You can send me some too! I haven't had any since my grandmother passed away 7 years ago! No one around here makes it. It's my favorite!
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:26 AM   #4
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Count me in, also.It looks wonderful
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:44 AM   #5
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It's beautiful! My mother used to make crabapple jelly, and it was delicious.
It will be fine with a boiling water bath.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:25 PM   #7
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What's a good store-bought cracker/biscuit/cookie to give with these?

I want something that my neighbors can store in their pantrys, along with the jelly, to eat whenever they want to. So a few months down the road, after the holidays, they can say, "Oh, I forgot we had this - it would hit the spot now!"

I like the idea of giving the jelly with cans of brown bread (SO New England), but maybe something more savory to off-set the sweet?

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Old 11-08-2007, 10:05 PM   #8
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Your jelly is beautiful! I'm anxious for our crabapple trees to start making crabapples. Maybe some Carr's Table Water Crackers and/or plain shortbread cookies would be nice to go with the jelly.

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