Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wild Black Cherry Jelly

 Black cherry (Prunus serotina)

I usually look at these tree's as a nuisance because the leaves when wilted will poison animals that eat them.  I have to cut them down in area's the pigs or goats will be in before I can let the animals go free to graze there or fence around them.  This one is on the edge of my driveway and was scheduled to be cut down but my tree guy has been hard to coordinate with and it was a bit larger than I wanted to do with my hand saw.   Little did I know I would be so happy it didn't meet it's demise this spring.   The tree is loaded with ripe cherries.  Their small but plentiful.


 Absolutely delicious.   It has the richest cherry flavor.  The same fruit used for the jelly can also be used again by reheating and adding sugar to  make a great syrup for pancakes or ice cream.  

Edited 8/22/12



  1. Oh Yummy! I've never had wild black cherry before. Sounds awesome.

  2. It's amazing. I'ld never had it before either but will be having it on a regular basis now. I can't wait to make some homemade vanilla ice cream from the goats milk and put some of the black cherry syrup on it. Double yum!


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