[NAFEX] Saskatoons - disappointing
mdemmon at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 11:21:45 EDT 2006
My thoughts on amelanchier:
I find that the tast varies a lot, even on the same tree. Slightly
bitter to dry to sweet and juicy to bland to tart.
I also don't think they make that good of a pie filling or jam,
lacking tart character. My favorite way to use them is in pancakes or
muffins, as this seems to bring out the almond flavor in the seeds
quite a bit, so what you get is a little burst of sweet juciness
reminiscent of a blueberry, but with a hint of almond.
So I just eat them fresh as I find them, and if I have too many or
they're not that great, I just freeze them and use them in pancakes
On 6/30/06, Joe Boles <jo.bo at rogers.com> wrote:
> I had my best harvest of Saskatoons this week. All the ornamental
> amelanchier in my area were loaded as well. The Robins had their fill and
> left mine alone. I normally eat the Saskatoons right of the tree but with
> the good harvest I had pie made. The pie was void of flavor. I don't find
> fresh Saskatoons/Service berries have all that much flavor when eaten fresh;
> I thought the cooking would bring out the flavor. Not so. Does anyone want
> to share a recipe for pie that will bring out the flavor.
> Joe, Mississauga, ON
> zone USA 5B, Canada 6B
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