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Crab Apples
Thu 3-Dec-09
11:41 am

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Well the garden is all bare and the freezer nearly full, but there are still some crab apples in the chicken coop. Anyone got any ideas apart from the obvious (jelly, and I also have a batch of crab apple and chilli jelly).

Perhaps something not preserves- Im a bit chutneyed out!!Embarassed


Thu 10-Dec-09
5:37 pm

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I can't claim to have tried them but theres an intriguing sounding Alaskan Crab Apple and Raspberry Mint Crisp here:;along with various other bits - including booze!

Also a medievel pie recipe here:

Original reads: 

To make Char de Crabb. Recipe crabbs & seth þam in watur tyll þai be softe, & take hony & strene þe crabbs þerwith throgh a cloth. Put to a iijd part of claryfyed hony & a quantyte of sawndyrs, & colour it with saforun; þen put þerto a quantyte of powdyr of peper & ij d worth of þe flour of anneys & a quantyte of powdyre of licorys. þen take grated brede & mold it vp þerwith, & put it in cophyns & serof it forth, & bene facis. Quod Don Thomas Awkbarow.

Don't worry though - there's a translation!

Think I may try some of these myself next year.

Fri 11-Dec-09
5:31 pm
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I could almost understand that old recipe!  What fun.

I'll try that again!

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