These are the Aronia Berries I picked off of one of our bushes.
Yes they look like blueberries. Health wise these Aronia Berries win hands down.
I explained all of that in yesterdays blog. Check back if you missed it.
Today I wanted to share some of our favorite ways to use Aronia Berries.
Aronia Berry Smoothie: 2 Cups strawberry yogurt and 1/2 cup Aronia Berries. Toss everything in your blender and blend until feels like satin.
Aronia Berry Fruit Smoothie: 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 cup peaches, drained, 2 bananas cut into chunks, 1/2 cup frozen Aronia Berries. Put everything in blender. Blend until smooth.
Aronia Berry Juice: 8 pounds Aronia Berries, Sugar. Place berries in large pot. Add water, don’t cover the berries. Simmer for an hour or more until everything becomes juice. Strain. Server over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, french toast, cheesecake or use a glaze for port and BBQ.
Aronia Berry Syrup: 3 cups sugar, 2 cups Aronia Berry juice. Combine and simmer, stirring frequently, 15 minutes or until thick.
Aronia Berry Bread: 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda, 2 Tablespoons shortening, 1 egg, 1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 cup frozen Aronai Berries. Grease loaf pan. Pre heat oven 350 degrees. Mix first 4 ingredients. Mix in shortening, egg, enough orange juice to moisten but do not thin like a cake batter. Stir in berries. Bake for 40 minutes.
Aronia Berry Jam: 3 1/2 cups Aronia Berry puree (use blender, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 1 package pectin (I use Sure Jel), 4 cups sugar.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar with pectin. Heat pureed berries, water, lemon juice and pectin. Heat until comes to a rolling boil. Add rest sugar. Bring to a rolling boil again. Boil for 2 minutes. Put in jars. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
I hope you try some or all these recipes. Let me know what you think. ENJOY!