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: August 23th 2020

For 1 kg 500 g, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


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 1000g 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 1000g 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 900 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 900 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 1000g juice to 1000g 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
5,527 Kcal or 23,140 Kj9 gr1,354 gr8 gr
276 %3 %128 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
150 Kcal or 628 Kj< 1 gr37 gr< 1 gr
8 %<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: Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Comtoise apple charlotte, Brioche Tatin, Apple Strudel, Stewed apple (compote), ... All
Granulated sugarGranulated sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quince paste, Galette Charentaise, Kouign-amann brioche, Diamond biscuits, Candied grapefruit peel, ... All
Jam gelling agentJam gelling agent: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Jelly-style plum jam, Apple paste, Passion fruit jellies, ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts, Chicken pie, Spaghetti Carbonara, Fish "à la Bordelaise", Pear charlotte, ... All

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