|Making Crab Apple Juice|
I got this crab apple juice recipe from my mother-in-law a few years ago and love its simplicity! :)
You will need to gather:
-a sharp knife & cutting board
-a container for scraps (throw these in the compost when you are done!)
-clean 1 gallon ice cream bucket with lid
-2Tbsp Cream of Tartar
2. Quarter the fruit (half is fine if they are very small, but the more surface area, the more juice and flavor you'll be able to extract.) and place in a clean plastic container. You need to have a tight fitting lid. I like to use an ice cream bucket. Don't worry about the seeds; they will be thrown out in the end.
4. Pour boiling water on top until it is just covers the apples. Cover the bucket and set aside for 24 hours.
5. Drain off the liquid into a stockpot and quickly bring to a boil. Add sugar to taste if desired.
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision Guide 02: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products provides more details and times for higher elevations if you have questions.
Happy Preserving! :)