Crab Apples

I live on the property that I grew up on. My  maternal grandparents bought the land nearly a century ago. To this day there are remnants of my grandparents plantings. From old pictures you can tell that the area was more prairie than anything. My grandfather planted a lot of trees including fruit trees.

One type of tree on the property that has been under appreciated by our family has been the crab apple. I am not sure how many crab apple trees were here originally but there are two left. The remaining trees look kind of tired and vulnerable to a big storm, but they still produce tons of fruit. In all the years I have been no one ever did anything with the crab apples.

My own grandchildren love to ride on an electric golf cart we have and the other day we stopped by a crab apple tree. They wanted to try the crab apples. I had to chuckle as they bit into the small but sour apples. They gave me the look like “why did you let us eat that?”. All I could tell them was, you wanted to try it. I knew they were sour.

The crab apples trees are certainly beautiful in the spring with the blossoms. But there must be more to this I thought so I started looking around on Pinterest to see what other people do with crab apples. Here are some of the things I found.

Lot of jelly recipes:

Crab apple jelly

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Crab apple jelly

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Crab apple jelly

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One Minute Video Recipes

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.