- Homemade Crabapple Pectin. Pectin is a starch that occurs in the walls of fruits and vegetables, giving them their firmness and structure.
- Crabapple Jelly. What is this?
- Crabapple Juice. What is this?
- Crabapple Liqueur.
- Crabapple Wine.
- Crabapple Sauce.
- Crabapple Butter.
- Crabapple Fruit Leather.
Can crabapples be used for cooking?
Yes, you can eat crab apples. Generally, they’re too tart to eat raw, but their appliness is intense when cooked. Crab apples have a really high pectin content, great for jams and jellies.
How to make cider from crab apples?
Simply place the whole fruit into a blender or food processor and coarsely chop before covering in water and sugar, no need to juice them to extract the flavor. The fermentation process will do the work for you and in the end you’ll filter out the pulp and be left with a tasty fermented cider to drink.
Are crab apples tasty?
The average domestic apple usually grows to be around four inches in diameter. And, of course, as previously noted, crab apples also taste different than most domestic apples — they are significantly tart in flavor with a bit of sweetness. In fact, some people might find them to be too sour to truly enjoy as is.