crab apple jelly (200g)
Crab apple jelly is clear, sweet, delicious and delicate with an aftertaste of toffee apples.
Once discovered, this gorgeous jelly is never forgotten. It is spectacular on warm scones (for many it is the gold standard for cream teas)...terrific on toast...and amazing as a side with cold or hot meats (great with lamb, pork or game) and especially with smoked cheeses.
The wild crab apple is the often-overlooked, tiny jewel of the English hedgerow. It's indigenous to our shores where we enjoy more than 40 varieties. While you probably wouldn't enjoy a raw crab apple - it has an intense and sour taste - the artisan jam maker knows how to unlock something sweet and spectacular from this amazing little fruit.
Our crab apples are foraged from private estates in the New Forest. We hand-pick, prepare and puree them by cooking them with water. The puree is suspended in a muslin cloth and, in the dark of the night, the silence at Jam HQ is punctuated by the dripping of the precious, clear fluid into copper pans. In the morning, this juice will be combined with sugar and gently cooked to perfection, in copper pans in the New Forest.
The result will be a clear jelly on an amber-gold spectrum that varies a little with the varieties available. This is a true artisan product. No two batches will be exactly the same.
The adventurous might:
- Mix it into a game pie.
- Stir it into a venison gravy or add to cooling venison.
- Use as a dip for crackling.
- Glaze a duck with it.
Vegetarian (V), Vegan (Ve), Nut Free (NF), Gluten Free (GF), Organic, Soya Free (SF)
Wild apples, sugar, chillies.
|of which saturates||0.4g|
|of which sugars||65.0g|
|70g of fruit|
|62g of sugar|