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Crab Apple Jelly - should there be more??
Sat 3-Oct-09
4:25 pm

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Sat 26-Sep-09
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Hi - I've just made my first ever batch of crab apple jelly, I think it was a success other than there was very little end product.  I started off with 4lb of crab apples and ended up with 1 and 3/4 jars (normal jam jar size).  Is this normal or have I got something wrong?  After boiling my chopped apples I strained them through muslin - but I didn't really squish the mixture as I had read that if I squished it through then my jelly would be cloudy.  Now wondering if I was too cautious with my squishingConfused...

Sat 3-Oct-09
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Crab apples are not a juicy fruit and the liquid always seems a bit dissapointing unless they are really ripe. If you mixed the crab apple juice with apple juice you'd get more jelly but lose that wonderful colour and flavour.

Sat 3-Oct-09
7:30 pm

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You could always set the juice to one side and squish the crab apple mixture through a sieve and make some jam with it - no point in wasting it but it does take a long time.

Sun 4-Oct-09
6:56 pm
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Hi,  I made this today and am delighted with the result, I do know what you mean I didn't get very much juice but it jelled really easily and the colour is fabulous, I used windfall crabapples. It was the first time I have attemped a Jelly and am already planning more. 

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