Hawthorn berry recipes

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Hawthorn Berry Recipes

Hello! Today I have decided to share some of my favorite hawthorn berry recipes from around the web (links to the original are attached to each recipe). Why? Because I love, love, love hawthorn and am getting really exited that it is almost time to harvest them. How about you? Do you love hawthorn? Here are some quick links to the recipes:

To make hawthorn ketchup, you will need:

  • 500g hawthorn berries
  • 300ml cider vinegar
  • 170g sugar
  • Salt and black pepper

To begin with, prepare your hawthorn berries by removing their stalks and rinsing them. Then pour them into a pan and cover them with the vinegar and with 300ml of water. Bring this solution to a boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes, until the berries change colour and split.

Next, strain the mixture through a fine sieve or muslin cheesecloth and return it to the pan. Add the sugar and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then bring it up to a boil. Again, simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly, then remove from the heat and pour into your bottle.

Your ketchup should last about 1 year is sealed and stored correctly in a cool, dark place. But, it should be kept refrigerated once opened.

To make hawthorn berry syrup, you will need:

  • 1 kg hawthorn berries
  • 200ml lemon juice
  • 500g sugar

To begin with, prepare your hawthorn berries by removing their stalks and rinsing them, then pour them into a pan and cover them water. Bring this to a boil for about 10 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 hour, until the berries change colour and become tender.

Next, strain the mixture through a fine sieve or muslin cheesecloth, mashing it to extract as much liquid as possible, then return it to the pan. Add the sugar and lemon juice and bring the mixture back to a boil and simmer until the sugar has dissolved and the solution forms a nice, clear syrup. Then remove it from the heat and pour it into the bottle.

Your syrup should last about 3 months if kept refrigerated.

To make hawthorn jelly, you will need:

  • 500g hawthorn berries
  • 500g sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

To begin with, prepare your hawthorn berries by removing their stalks and rinsing them, then pour them into a pan and cover them water. Bring this to a boil and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, until the berries turn to mush.

Next, mush them even more with a potato masher, then strain the mixture through a fine sieve or muslin cheesecloth, mashing it to extract as much liquid as possible, then measure it before returning the liquid to the pan. For every cup of liquid, add an equal cup of sugar, then pour in the lemon juice. Bring the mixture back to a boil and simmer until the sugar has dissolved and the solution forms a nice, thick gel.

Test its readiness by adding a small dollop onto a frozen plate. If it leaves a skin as it cools, it is ready. If not, simmer for a further 5-10 minutes, then try again. Once it is ready, remove it from the heat and pour it into your clean jars.

Hawthorn berry cordial

To make hawthorn berry cordial, you will need:

  • 400g of hawthorn berries
  • 2 tsp fresh, chopped ginger
  • 3 crushed cardamom pods
  • 1 cinammon stick
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of honey or sugar

To begin with, prepare your hawthorn berries by removing their stalks and rinsing them, then pour them into a pan along with the ginger and cover them with water. Bring this to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes until the berries turn to mush. (You can mash the berries every 10 minutes or so with a potato masher to help them along.)

Next, strain the mixture through a fine sieve or muslin cheesecloth, mashing it to extract as much liquid as possible, then measure it before returning the liquid to the pan. For every cup of liquid, add an equal cup of sugar or honey, then return the mixture to a boil. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes, then remove it from the heat and pour it into your bottle.

This should last for about 3 weeks in the fridge.

Summary

Well, there we go! I hope you enjoyed being inspired by these delicious hawthorn berry recipes. I would love to know which you tried and if you also enjoyed them. You can share a comment below.

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