How to make it

  • For Spiced Crab Apples:
  • Choose sound crab apples, uniform in size, about the size of a childs Jack ball.
  • Do not pare crab apples
  • For Spiced Apple Rings:
  • Do not peel apples
  • Slice apples into rings aproximately 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick.
  • Using a cutter just the size of the apple core, cut the core out of the apple making the slice look like a donut.
  • Drop them into cold water as you slice them to prevent them from browning
  • For Spiced Sliced Peaches:
  • Wash, peel, pit and slice peaches
  • For the Syrup:
  • Place spices in cheese cloth and tie. If you prefer the spices can be placed in a tea ball and hang on the side of the pan.
  • Discard spices when ready to put fruit into jars.
  • Make a spiced syrup by heating together apple juice, and/or water, sugar and spices Add food coloring if you are using it.
  • Heat syrup until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • This is enough syrup for about 5 pints of fruit.
  • Let syrup cool a litle then add your prepared fruit.
  • Let syrup and fruit heat just to boiling, but not boiling. Let it cook for 3 minutes. .
  • Turn off the heat, add a good fitting lid to your pan and let the fruit set overnight, do not remove spice bag and do not refrigerate..
  • Next morning remove spice bag and pack apples without reheating into clean sterilized pint jars and fill to within 1/2 inch of top of jar with the syrup.
  • Clean top of jar, and place on cap, screwing on the band FIRMLY TIGHT.
  • Process jars in water bath at simmering temp of 180* for 20 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let cool enough so you can remove jars safely without fear of being burned.
  • Remove jars to safe place and listen for awhile to make sure each jar pops signifying it has sealed.
  • If you have syrup left over pour it into a jar and refrigerate. It makes awesome pancake and waffle syrup or use on cake or ice cream. JUst a great sauce.

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  • kittens 7 years ago
    Hi Gramma; I guess you could use Quince. How big are they? I have some quince recipes for; Quince and Cranberry Jelly; Quince and Ginger Jam; and Quince and Apple Preserves.

    How about Green Tomato Preserves; Watermelon rind Preserves; tomato Preserves; Peach Plum Jam;Spiced Cramberry Orange Jam; Amber Jam (made with oranges, lemons and grapefruit); Pear Honey; Peach And cantaloupe Conserve. How about Dill Pickled Okra. Got lots and really our of the ordinary ones.
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  • gourmetana 7 years ago
    This sounds fantastic and a great way to use fruit. Do you think I could make this with quince fruit?
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  • valinkenmore 7 years ago
    Going to try this weekend! Love all three canned that way.
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  • christinem 7 years ago
    Thank you, Kittens! I can't wait to try this! :)
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