- 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.
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 the same as cooking apples?
Crab Apple is the wild counterpart to the cultivated Apple (Malus Pumila). Crab Apples tend to be smaller, sharper in flavour and have more seeds. On the other hand, they have higher content on pectin, which makes them useful for preserving. Different Malus sp.
What is crab apple jelly used for?
It’s good with roast lamb, pork or game, but is also perfect to serve with a cream tea or to use as a cake filling. In some savoury jellies, you add vinegar, but don’t do that with a crabapple – keep it as a sweet-based jelly.”