Chai Spiced Crabapple Jelly

Spice up your jelly with the addition of some traditional masala chai spices.

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Chai Five


4 cups crabapples

3 cups sugar

2 tbsp powdered pectin

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 TBSP of Tickled Tea Chai Five OR 

  • 1 tbsp black tea (1-2 bags)

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 1 tsp cardamom

  • ½ tsp black pepper


1. Core the crabapples and place in the bottom of a deep pot

2. Place black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper and cloves into a fillable tea bag and place on top of apples.

3. Cover apples with just enough water to cover them (so that they just float)

4. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes

5. Pour fruit, water and tea bag through a sieve and collect the juice in a clean sauce pan

6. Stir powdered pectin and lemon juice into 2 cups of reserved juice.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

7. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil for one minute (careful not to boil over)

8. Remove from heat and skim foam from the top.

9. Pour juice into sterilized jars and seal.

*Yields 2 pints

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