Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumn Olive Jelly

Autumn Olive Jelly

See the berries to the right of the beehives? Those are Autumn Olives (aka Autumnberry) and they are edible.  They are originally from Asia and were transplanted to the US and now are considered invasive.  Might as well make something useful out of them. 

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They are surprising tasty, kind of like a sour cherry/cranberry mix.   The berries have a mottled look not bright like a holly berry.  If you try to eat them, make sure they aren’t a similar looking poisonous berry.      


They are ripe in the fall, thus the name Autumn Olives.  They cook up sort of milky pink looking.  I used the Sure-jell recipe for Sour Cherry Jelly which was good, maybe a little thick but you could taste the tartness of the berries.  It is excellent in a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. 


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