[NAFEX] RE: Chokeberry (Aronia) jam-sauce recipes?

Suzi Teghtmeyer srt175f at smsu.edu
Tue Sep 2 14:56:07 EDT 2003

Lucky and Richard,
I found 2 very similar recipes for chokecherry jelly (no others) in the 
Evans Library cookbook collection:

Jelly #1
Makes 10 8oz glasses
3.5 lbs chokecherries
3 cups water
6.5 cups sugar
1 bottle liquid pectin.
Wash & stem fruit. Place in a kettle with water, bring to a boil, and 
simmer for 15 minutes. Extract juice. Measure out 3 cups and mix with 
sugar. Follow the standard procedure for making jelly with liquid pectin.

Jelly #2
3 cups juice (~3.5 lbs ripe chokecherries)
6.5 cups sugar
1 bottle liquid pectin
Stem and pit washed chokecherries. Place in a kettle with 3 cups water, 
bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool slightly. Place in a jelly 
bag, and let drain until dripping stops, then squeeze our remaining juice. 
Measure 3 cups of the juice into a large saucepan. (For a stronger cherry 
flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract). To the juice, add the sugar and 
mix well. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. At 
once stir in pectin, then bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 
minute, stirring constantly. Remove from head, skim off any foam with a 
metal spoon, and pour quickly into hot sterilized jars. cover with hot 
paraffin. Fills 9 medium classes or jars.

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At 12:17 PM 09/02/2003 -0400, Moyer, Richard wrote:
>Any jam/sauce recipes out there for Aronia berries?  The berries are used as
>a cranberry juice substitute.
>If I recall correctly, Hector Black mentioned that Susie had developed a
>tasty recipe using Aronia, but that the recipe (jam or sauce) was not given.
>Hector, could you pass such recipe on?  My campus horticulturalist has
>blessed us with a row each of Aronia and Amelanchier, and the Aronia are
>just ripening first time this year.
>Richard Moyer
>King College
>East Tenn, Zone 6, crabgrass heaven
>record rainfalls for August, summer, and likely for the year
>Lucky wrote:
>My sole experience with chokeberry(Aronia) has been some planted as
>ornamentals at a putt-putt golf course in Nicholasville, KY - big clusters
>of handsome berries, and while they weren't disgusting, the flavor was
>certainly nothing to write home about.  Haven't seen them in their fall
>regalia, but seems as if I've seen photos showing pretty impressive red
>fall color.
>Lucky Pittman
>USDA Zone 6
>Hopkinsville, KY

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