You walk past a crabapple tree heavy with fruit that no one is picking and is falling to the ground to rot?
You pick every single crabapple you can reach from the branches hanging over the sidewalk (in our case that turned out to be 17lbs worth!!), and you turn them into....
Best buddy and I used this recipe and proceeded to
Wash, cook, smash, and strain (note the improvised jelly bag - yep, that's a pillow case)
Once we had the juice we boiled it up as per the recipe with the appropriate amount of sugar, jarred it, processed it and were done.
It's delicious and for my first go at jelly making I'm really happy it all set. It's a little too hard set for me (I prefer jelly a little syrupy - this is like jello set). So next time I make it I think I'll boil it for less time.
Got a tree that you think is an edible apple but not sure? Cut the fruit along the equator and look for the 5 seed star formation.