Spicy Pickled Crabapples

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"These taste like the canned crabapples that grandma used to make!"
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50 m servings 315 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 80.9g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Stick 2 or 3 cloves into each of the crabapples, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, stir together the water, sugar, and vinegar. Place allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, and lemon zest in cheesecloth, and tie cheesecloth to make a small bag; add to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the crabapples,and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to lift out crabapples and place them into sterile jars. Cover with hot syrup, and seal in a hot water bath for 10 minutes, or until the centers of the lids are depressed. If the syrup seems too thick, add more water. Refrigerate after opening.


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I halved the recipe. I had to add quite a bit of water ( 1 cup) to the sauce to have enough to cover the crabapples in the jars. My crabapples were yellow & quite small. They simmered for 40 mi...

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