The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Crab Apple

1. Crab Apple and Celery Salad – This easy, refreshing dish is perfect for a light lunch or as an accompaniment to a heavier meal. The combination of crunchy celery, sweet crab apple and tangy lemon makes this salad irresistible! To make it, combine chopped celery, cubed crab apple, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for flavor.

2. Crab Apple Jam – This sweet jam is sure to be an instant hit with family and friends! Start by combining the peeled and cored crab apples with enough sugar to cover them in a pan and cook until the apples are soft. Once cooled, strain through a sieve to remove any lumps and stir in the lemon juice. Allow to cool before transferring to jars for storage.

3. Crab Apple Muffins – These muffins are packed with flavor thanks to the combination of tart crab apples, warm spices and crunchy almonds. Start by stirring together the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add in cubed butter and mix until crumbly. Fold in the chopped crab apples and season with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Crab Apple Saut̩ РThis simple dish is a great way to enjoy the seasonal flavor of crab apples. To make it, start by heating oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and saut̩ for about three minutes before stirring in diced crab apple and cooking for an additional five minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

5. Crab Apple Pie – This classic dessert is sure to become a favorite in your home. Start by pre-baking a pie crust and then spreading a layer of cubed crab apple on the bottom. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg before topping with another layer of crust. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!