Peddars Way jelly

By Sally Pudney on 13th September 2015

Peddars Way jelly 1I don’t think I have ever seen so much wild fruit as we saw along the Peddars Way. The hedges were weighed down with crab apples, sloes, blackberries, elderberries, hips and haws. We brought home as much as we could, but we were a bit limited as we hadn’t got anything very sensible to carry it in. I have to say Jill picked far more than me, as she picked while I was drawing!

On Thursday I brought all the fruit back to the Anvil House.

Crab apples, sloes, and elderberries

                        Crab apples, sloes, and elderberries

It was all boiled up in the preserving pan with some water, and then the pulp dripped through the jelly bag overnight.

Peddars Way 9

I think the apples were rather under-ripe as the pulp only produced a pint and 3fl. oz. of juice, but it was just enough to  make two pots of jelly, one for each of us, and a very little over. It is a very dark colour, almost black. And it tastes amazing . . . . .

Peddars Way Jelly

                                                    Peddars Way Jelly

Just making a start on painting ‘From my September Garden’ this afternoon!

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. 🙂

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