Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chokecherry Syrup

Chokecherries are a pretty common bush that can be found all over North America.  Not to be confused with buckthorn, chokecherries are edible when cooked.

We have a lot of chokecherries lining the property.  When they turn purplish black, they are ready to harvest. 

Not quite ready.

I originally planned to make chokecherry leather but I found it very difficult to separate the fruit from the pit.  I don't need any more jam so instead I followed this recipe for chokecherry syrup. 

It turned out quite well and I'm looking forward to making more when I get another chance to pick berries.

1 comment:

  1. I planted some chokecherry seedlings. I look forward to trying this when I finally have some berries.