Spiced Crab Apple Jelly
Recipe type: Jelly
Cuisine: British
  • 2kg 4lb 7oz) apples
  • 1l (1¾ pints) water
  • sugar
  • and...
  • 8 cloves
  • OR
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of ground ginger
  • OR
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  1. Roughly chop the apples, but don't peel or core them.
  2. Put the fruit, the spice, and the water in a preserving pan and cook slowly for about an hour.
  3. Transfer the pan contents to a fine muslin bag and allow to drip over a container.
  4. Leave for about an hour or until juice no longer drips from the bag. DO NOT squeeze the bag - this will force pulp through and produce a cloudy liquid.
  5. Measure the juice collected and place it in a clean preserving pan.
  6. Bring the juice to the boil.
  7. Add 500g (1lb 2oz) of sugar for every 600ml (1 pint) of juice.
  8. Keep on a medium heat and stir well until all the sugar has dissolved.
  9. Bring to a brisk boil and keep it there for about 10 minutes or until setting point is reached.
  10. Transfer to warmed and sterile jars, and seal well.
Recipe by Jam Recipes at http://jam-recipes.co.uk/jelly/spiced-crab-apple-jelly/