Sunday, January 15, 2012

Apple Jelly.


We had many apples from the Farm Stand and was so worried they would go bad..Well, first I made an Apple Crisp with them..Now, I saved the peels/cores, added a bit of water cooked them and when I thought they were soft enough, I put them into my jelly bag..drained the liquid, squeezed it a bit..(I did get a little fine pulp and the jelly wasn't as clear) to get all I could. .
It is funny how much I remember from my mother..She always told me about how my grandmother would make peach jam, save the peels and make peach jelly..Now this is what I call smart.
Course my grandmother came from Poland and raised 14 children; here in America..They had a farm and she was a wonderful cook..so was my mother...So now I share the Apple Crisp..simple, but tasty..

Apple Crisp is very easy..just peel the apples, slice thin and put in an 8" square dish. Separate bowl,.Mix 1cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1tsp salt, 1 tsp bake. powder, cinnamon to taste. Add 1 egg to the dry ingredients and mix till crumbly, melt 1 stick of butter...put mixture on top of apples, drizzle butter over top. Bake 350 for about 1 hour..Can't beat it..
Put some whip cream/ice cream on top and you have a nice dessert.
Now use the scraps..peels/cores for jelly...very little wasted.
I won't kid you..there is something about seeing how much you can save..It makes you proud of yourself.
I will probably give most of my jelly away to family/friends..nothing like sharing the wealth.
Note:..I would only use organic apples/peaches..

Till next time, keep looking up.

7 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Good idea I make quince jelly but my apples I just made apple sauce. Diane

Karen Xavier said...

Ah, this looks good... too many apples in the fridge here, should make the apple crisp, looks simple enough.

Alicia Michelle said...

Yummmm!!! I will try this someday!

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

That crisp sounds so delicious! I haven't really enjoyed the New England standard comfort foods yet this year because the fruits I grew up with aren't as readily available here in AZ. It allows the ability to try new things but sometimes I miss those old standards (like cranberries).

Never heard of a jelly bag before, you'll have to tell me just what that is some day, sounds intriguing! And that jelly looks delicious...

Stay warm my friend xoxo

Gloria said...

Apple crisp always makes me warm inside. Yummy. And to top it with whipped cream or ice cream? That's always the question, maybe I'll do both and really live it up.
Smile today. :)

Glenda said...

I think apple crisp was the very first dessert I ever made. I was about 12 years old and cooking for my father and his farm hands during the summer while my mom was working as a buyer in a department store. She had canned apples from the previous year and I followed one of her recipes for apple crisp. I remember how proud I was that all the farm hands loved the dessert.

Funny how those little memories pop up, isn't it. Your jelly is beautiful!

Totally Timmy said...

mmm..yummy..I think I will make the apple crisp for Mr B!!Thanks :)