Some of you may already know I love crabapples. I can’t get enough and I honestly don’t understand why no one else is out there, shoving me aside so THEY can get THEIR share of the crabapple bounty.
If you’ve never foraged before, this is a great wild edible to start with. They grow everywhere from damp New England to the desert southwest. You probably already recognize the tree, so that takes the fear of misidentification out of the equation, and there’s probably one (or many) growing close by.
Read here and here for a little background on this plentiful fruit.
And if you’d like to know how to make the most of your crabapples:
Crabapple Pastilla (a no-bake cake!)
Crabapple Fruit Leather Recipe
Foraged Macarons (with Spicebush Berries & Crabapple Filling)
The Kentucky Belle (a crabapple bourbon cocktail recipe)
Crabapple, Cranberry, and Rosehip Chutney Recipe
Love crab apples. Look forward to these recipes. Love both your books. Great additions to the growing foraging literature
Thanks very much Elana!
Sue Ellen Stamper says
Thank You for the information !!!
Paul Brown says
This was SO delicious!! I followed your exact recipe and I don’t think it was too thick at all. It was nice and creamy and the flavors were great! My husband ate two bowlfuls and wanted more. We had plenty for leftovers. Thanks–this is a keeper.
I’m so glad you liked the ice cream, Paul, thanks for letting me know!