Redwall Hawthorn Berries Recipes – Branches full of berries almost touch the ground, large patches of little red dots cover the fence, wrap around the lower branches of the oaks and make their way up the hillside…who can resist such an easy picking?
When you can fill a 5-gallon bucket in 30 minutes, the temptation is completely irresistible.
Redwall Hawthorn Berries Recipes
There you are, buckets full of berries and leaf clusters in hand, heading to the kitchen and the grand hawthorn feast.
Hawthorn Berry: Your Heart’s Best Friend
But before you get caught dealing with your bounty for most of the rest of the week, here are some quick tips to get your harvest working fast and create some tempting and tasty treats for the season and remedies.
First, dry at least half of the berries and all leaves on a wide flat tray. Rinse them through a colander of cold water and shake well before placing them on the drying rack.
A cookie sheet with a cooling rack that lifts the leaves and berries off the surface of the pan works great. No shelf? Simply line a pan with parchment paper and spread the leaves and berries to dry. If you use an oven, use it only after it is turned off and the oven temperature reads 90°F or lower. Otherwise the leaves will quickly turn to scorched earth. You may also want to separate the berries and leaves and dry the berries at up to 130°F to 150°F, and keep the leaves at a lower temperature. Keep them in closed paper bags until you use them to make tea or other recipes to avoid sealing in moisture, which can lead to spoilage or mold.
This will give you long-lasting berries for later use, along with the first two ingredients of hawthorn tea. Berries won’t stay fresh, so dry those you don’t plan to use right away.
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Next, wash, sort, and destemmer the remaining berries. You can use the recipes on this page to make tinctures, syrups, and delicious ketchup with berries. Now you can measure out your berries and decide on a recipe and decide how much you want to make. I usually make all three recipes in one afternoon to get the most out of the berries at once.
First decide how much syrup you want to make. The amount of water required to boil the syrup is about 20 times the weight of the berries, so if you plan to make a quart or more of syrup, you will need at least a 10-quart pot to hold the water.
Hawthorn syrup is a well-known herbal remedy for coughs, colds, flu-like symptoms, headaches and for enhancing heart function.
Choose your berries and weigh them so you know how much water to add to the pot. For simplicity, we’ll say we use 100 grams of berries or 3.5 ounces because that makes it easy to measure water. I recommend using multiples of 100 grams for your recipe. When you increase the recipe, this will mean 3.5, 7, 10.5 and 14 oz. But keep in mind that you’ll need 20 times as much water, so unless you have a very large saucepan, you’ll be working with lower numbers here.
Spicy & Sweet Hawthorn Ketchup: Reviving A Traditional Recipe
This is an amazing sauce for winter squash, meat and vegetables. We love to use kale and kale for ribs.
Hawthorn has been used for centuries to strengthen the heart and provide healing properties. The famous Dr. Christopher Hawthorn Syrup is still on sale today and has a large and growing following who believe in its healing powers. Now you can enjoy these delicious and healing berries year-round with your own. Syrup and ketchup will keep for up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
When you run out, just use your dried berries to make a new batch. You’ll need to place the berries in fresh room temperature water for an hour or so before you start hydrating them, and then they’ll work like freshly harvested fall berries.
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Harvesting hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) berries in late fall yields a basket of sweet red berries, ideal for making vitamin-rich homemade liqueurs (Harford, 2020). Blended with seasonal delights like apples, rose hips (Rosa spp.) and cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.), this homemade hawthorn liqueur is sure to delight and soothe.
The hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) tree offers many gifts: leaves, flowers, berries, and some herbalists even use hawthorn. Hawthorn supports the body’s heart by acting as a cardiotonic (Easley & Horne, 2016). Berries have a sweet and sour taste (Tilgner, 2009). The most common hawthorn species are Crataegus monogyna, C. oxyacantha, and C. laevigata. All hawthorn species have health benefits and are used in similar ways (de la Forêt, 2017).
Hawthorn Berry Recipes
The best way to enjoy a hawthorn gift is to make a dessert wine after your meal that will soothe your stomach, open your heart, and help celebrate the harvest season? This hawthorn nectar recipe is adapted from Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Forêt. Yield: 2 servings.
This delightful hawthorn berry liqueur calls for brandy, but you can use vodka, rum and even whiskey when making your own homemade liqueur (Winter, 2014). For more information on Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), including its history, myths, and uses, see Hawthorn Offerings.
De la Forêt, R. (2017). Herbal Alchemy: Transform everyday ingredients into foods and medicines that can heal. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.
Easley, T. and Horne, S. (2016). Modern Herbal Pharmacy: A Pharmaceutical Guide. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
Hawthorn Berry, Used For The Treatment Of Blood Pressure (the Silent Killer) With The Ability To Lower The Blood Pressure Without Any Of The Side Effects Experienced From Conventional Medicines
Tilgner, S. (2009). Herbs: From the heart of the earth. Pleasant Hill, OR: Wise Acres LLC.
Winter, C. (2014). DIY: A Kind Activity – How to Make Flavored Liqueurs at Home [Online Article]. Retrieved from https://inhabitat.com/diy-a-cordial-event-making-your-own-flavored-liqueurs-at-home/
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Hawthorn Berry Health Benefits And How To Use
The information provided on the Herbal Academy website is for educational purposes only. The College of Herbal Medicine neither makes medical claims nor does it intend to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Links to external websites are provided for informational purposes only. Herbal Academy neither endorses them nor is in any way responsible for their content. Readers must do their own research on the safety and use of any herbal or supplement. The common hawthorn or hawthorn is grown throughout North America as an ornamental tree or shrub. Its bright red berries, also called “hawthorn,” look like small crabapples, and ripen in September and October. You may not know that hawthorn berries are edible and you can make delicious jellies with them.
Hawthorn berries can be eaten raw, but they taste better when cooked. They can be candied, made into a peel, or even a savory ketchup-style sauce. Their high pectin content makes them a great choice for jams and jellies.
If you have some hawthorn trees nearby, try making a small batch of hawthorn jelly. It’s a low-cost and delicious way to preserve the season while adding some variety to your jam collection.
Hawthorn Berry Elixir — Neantog Farm