Lovely little green apples.. I was intrigued by Christine Ferber's Apple Jelly..It was used in a few of her recipes..as the pectin..so I decided to make some..but when I saw the Vanilla Green Apple Jelly..it stole my heart~
I thought I had let it cook perhaps one breath too long..but no..it's a real jelly and not rock hard..I love the look and color the split vanilla beans give to it..and the bonus is adding little pieces of cut up vanilla..The result?
An apple~y..vanilla~y sparkle~y pretty little jelly:)
I practiced painting my 2 bowls of mini apples..and know leaves are a huge failure with me..I can't seem to develop a 3 dimensional look to anything..
Also ..I bought Bright White watercolor paper for the second one(forgive the pencil lines..I had not erased them yet..)..and see no difference..It's Fabriano..Bright White..
Side by side..the same in person..Picked up a color wheel as I lost the one I had many many yrs ago..and also picked up this retractable eraser.. Ilike it.. it has it's own little case.
I love art stores:)~
Anyone use Bright White watercolor papers and see a difference?
La Recette~ Green Apple Jelly with Vanilla~
Courtesy C Ferber~
3 1/3 lbs green apples
6 1/3 cups water
4 2/3 cups granulated sugar
Juice of 1 small lemon
5 vanilla beans
Rinse the aplles in cold water.Stem them and cut them in quaters w/out peeling them.Simmer for 30 mins on low heat.The apples will be soft.
Collect the juice by pouring the mixture into a fine chinois sieve,pressing the apples lightly with the back of a skimmer.
Filter it a second time by pouring it through cheesecloth you have soaked and wrung out..Let the juice run freely.It is best to let it rest refrigerated overnight.
Next day measure 4 1/4 cups of the juice collected,leaving in the bowl any sediment that has formed overnight.
You will have clearer jelly this way.Pour the juice into a preserving pan with the sugar and lemon juice and bring to a simmer.Skim carefully abd add the vanilla beans split lengthwise.
Continue cooking oh high heat for 5 -10 mins stirring gently,check the set and then remove the vanilla beaans.Cut them into sticks and distribute evenly into jars.Return the mixture to a boil and put it in jars immediately and seal..
I made a lesser quantity..I have 3 small jars.. 2 slightly bigger than the one shown.
The jelly was so clear..I had no sediment the next morning.
My apples are organic..my daughter's neighbour's~♥We live in a pesticide free community.. and she is totally Zen~:)
She suggest this jelly would be equally lovely flavored with thyme ,lemongrass or rosemary.
I agree and feel it would be great on a cracker with cheese or pâté:)
This vanilla one..
Good on toast..bagels..and I will dream up something else..