Sweet and Sour – Sûres et Sucrées

They’re small, adorable and smell delicious, even before they’re cooked. They’re also ignored and disliked when comes time to clean up after them, even though they offer such beauty in the spring. They’re crabapples and I have to say, I love them. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so I love their tartness and like to eat them raw.

We were lucky to pick from not one, but two crabapple trees this year and harvested over 110 lbs of fruit from them. Now that’s alot of crabapples!! Knowing that crabapples are normally not on a regular meal plan, we searched for recipes that we could offer to homeowners, the non-profits organizations we are working with, and let’s face it, ourselves to ease the ‘oh-my-goodness-I-have-10lbs-of crabapples-and-no-idea-what-to-do-with-them’ panic. Further down is a list I compiled of some delicious ways to deal with just that problem. Bon Appétit!


Elles sont petites, adorables et sentent fantastiques, même avant d’être cuites. Elles sont ignorées, déplaisantes quand vient le temps de les ramasser au sol même si elles sont tant aimées au printemps. Je vous parle de pommettes, et je doit vous dire que je les adore. Je ne suis pas forte sur les sucreries alors j’aime leur petit goût sûret et je les mange même crues.

Nous avons étés bien chanceux de cueillir les pommettes de deux arbres cette année et avons récolté 110 lbs de pommettes de ces deux. Ca, ca fait beaucoup de pommettes!! Maintenant, nous savons bien que les pommettes ne figurent pas régulièrement dans la planification de repas alors nous avons recherché des recettes que nous pourrions offrir aux propriétaires des arbres, aux organismes sans-but-lucratif avec lesquels nous travaillons, et soyons honnêtes, pour nous mêmes aussi! Alors pas de panique, ci-dessous vous trouverez une belle liste de recettes savoureuses qui résoudront les questions que vous pourriez avoir par rapport à la préparation des pommettes. Bon Appétit!

Crab Apple Pie Filling (cook for a few minutes then freeze)

Crab Apple Butter

Crab Apple info and recipes (from Alaska; includes a recipe for fruit leather!)

Crabapple Vodka Anyone?

Slow roasted crabapple chutney (Yum!)

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2 Responses to Sweet and Sour – Sûres et Sucrées

  1. Nadine says:

    Hello you are the first person that i found on the web that ate crabeaple raw.. I eat raw fruits and vegetable.. There is three trees were i live. Im planning to arvest them tomorow. Im wondering if i should remove the seeds since i am going to eat them in my jus every morning. Should i really remove the seeds or can i eat them. Just like that.

    Thank you for your time. ☺

    • Allo Nadine! Thsnks for your comment. I do eat crabapples raw but i can’t eat too many. Aldo certain varieties are better than others to eat raw. If you can, take out the seeds before juicing. I think that, like apples,the seeds contain cyanide-like compounds.

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