Traditional Newfoundland Dogberry Jelly
I love making jams and jellies I will share a few more of our freshly picked berry jams with you.
I also love making cranberry sauce, Traditional Newfoundland Cranberry Sauce
I hope these delicious jams and jellies are making you want to go pick your own berries to make some jam, ever if you got to buy your berries just make your own jams. I will let you continue on with the recipe for dogberry jelly but before I do I will share with you one more link to my new cookbook that got a few of my viewers favourite recipes. Enjoy
- Dogberries - 6 Cups
- Water - 6 Cups
- Red Apples - 2 - 3 Medium
- Fresh Ginger - 2 - 3 Chucks
- Navel Oranges - 1/2 in Wedges
- White Sugar - 3/4 Cup to everyone 1 Cup of Juice
Before you get started you will need: Large saucepan, strainer, cheese cloth, 3 Small Mason Jars
1 Pick fresh dogberries then clean and wash in cold water, measure six cups.
2 Add dogberries to a large saucepan, then add cold water boil on medium heat.
3 When dogberries start to boil add fresh ginger and orange wedges.
4 Cook for 45 minutes stirring occasionally, then add apples wedges for the last 15 minutes.
5 Do Not Mash Fruit and berries.
6 After the hour is up remove saucepan from heat.
7 Place cheese cloth over a strainer and pour all liquid and berries through it, until all liquid is out.
8 Pour liquid back into the saucepan by measuring the amount, then for every 1 cup of liquid you will add 3/4 cup of sugar.
9 Bring the saucepan back on a medium heat, stirring the sugar until all combined.
10 Bring liquid to a boil then cook for 15 minutes, after cooked remove from heat.
11 Have your mason jars all sterilized and still hot, pour dogberry juice in each jar cleaning around the rims then put the lids and tops on finger tight.
12 Put jars back in water bath and boil for 10 minutes, then remove from heat put on the counter top.
13 Keep at room temperature over night, check each jar to confirm each jar is sealed. Label and date each jar.
This beautiful orange/red berry is also the forgotten berry, people don’t bother to pick this berry because of its old wise tales about the berry is no good to eat. That’s not true, If this berry was eaten raw it will maybe upset your stomach because they are very acidic and not enjoyable if eaten straight from the tree. This dogberry got many uses they are good for jams, jellies and wines, also they stay on the trees all winter long and provides food for the birds that deside to stay around all winter long. When the trees are loaded down with dogberries the elders from our culture would say its going to be a cold and long stormy winter based on the amount of fruit on the trees. Late September and October when the trees starts to change colour these beautiful dogberries just hang there all winter long a bright Orange/Red colour.
I love making jams and jellies from any type of berry and having these delicious jams all winter long to have on my fresh breads, buns and cakes. I can share with you other jams that are picked here in our beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Traditional Newfoundland Raspberry Jam
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