Windfall apple jelly


Windfall apple jelly
This jelly is an excellent way to make use of all those unripe apples that have dropped off the tree.

They (or rather, their juice) makes a delicious jelly with a very delicate flavour.

As these apples are green and generally tart, we need to use a little more gelling agent than for a normal jelly recipe.
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Last modified on: October 3rd 2019

For 1 kg 500 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 500 g 750 g 1 kg 500 g 3 kg 4 kg 500 g

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43 min.15 min.58 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Windfall apple jelly : Photo of step #1
Collect up all your fallen apples. It doesn't matter if they are still green, bruised or have been attacked by little creatures - rescue whatever you can!

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Rinse them briefly.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Cut into quarters and discard any bad parts.

You may well have plenty to reject and the apples will turn brown rapidly. This is quite normal.

Stage 4 - 15 min.
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Put all the apple pieces through a centrifugal juicer. You will need 900g of juice to make 1.5 kg (just over 3 and a quarter pounds) of jelly, to which you will add the juice of 1 lemon.

Skim off all the froth carefully, then leave the juice in the fridge for about 30 minutes to settle. You will see that a deposit has formed at top and another at the bottom.

Note: if you do not get the 900 gr of apple juice, you will have to adapt your sugar and gelling weight, you can do it automatically with this little calculator:
Apple juice : grams

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Discard the top deposit and pour the juice into a large saucepan, stopping before you get to the deposit at the bottom. Discard this as well.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Mix 100 g granulated sugar and 50 g jam gelling agent in a bowl, using a whisk.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Sieve 800 g granulated sugar into another bowl.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Bring the apple juice to the boil.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Tip in the sugar+setting agent mixture in one go.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Bring back to the boil, whisking gently.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
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Add 800 g granulated sugar all at once.

Stage 12 - 7 min.
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Bring back to the boil, whisking gently, then leave to boil for 2 minutes.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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Pour the jelly into jars (still liquid at this stage).

Stage 14 - 2 min.
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Screw on the lids.

Stage 15 - 2 min.
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Turn the jars upside down so that the trapped air passes through the scalding hot jelly, which will sterilize it the simplest way.

Stage 16 - 2 min.
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Stand the jars right way up and leave to cool.

Stage 17
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You can now enjoy your delicious apple jelly.

Remarks

For this recipe, it is very important to respect the proportions of apples : sugar : setting agent, so it is worth noting that you should use 900g juice to 900g sugar and 50g gelling agent.

You can mix different varieties of apples; this will give your jelly a more pronounced flavour.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,127 Kcal or 21,466 Kj9 gr1,254 gr8 gr
256 %3 %118 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
143 Kcal or 599 Kj< 1 gr35 gr< 1 gr
7 %<1 %3 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Four quarters (adding fruit), Stewed apple (compote), Apple crisps, Tart Tatin, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", ... All
Granulated sugarGranulated sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Galette Charentaise, Diamond biscuits, Quince paste, Candied grapefruit peel, Kouign-amann brioche, ... All
Jam gelling agentJam gelling agent: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Passion fruit jellies, Apple paste, Jelly-style plum jam, ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, Lemon Confectioner's Custard, Moist Lemon Cake, Paella, Express sauerkraut, ... All

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