Aronia Berry Preserves
Black Chokeberry Jam
We make Aronia Berry Preserves from our own organically-grown berries and fresh, seasonal fruit. We harvest the berries in late August and freeze them. The frozen berries are then juiced to extract that beautiful, dark, healthy berry juice. Why do we use the juice instead of the whole berry? Partly because we don’t want the tiny seeds in our jam, and partly because the skin of chokeberries can be kind of tough. Cooking them greatly improves the texture and taste, but we prefer to use the juice.
What is an aronia berry?
Aronia Berries are native berries, also called chokeberries. They have the highest antioxidant levels of all berries. Learn more about Aronia Berries on our info page.
Aronia are not a sweet berry. Their earthy, bitterness, pairs well with the sweetness of other fruits, and the tartness of the added lemon juice. Our aronia fruit jams are low sugar jams. We use Pomona’s Pectin in our jams and jellies because it allows us to use less sugar than traditional pectin. We want the fresh, natural fruit flavors to be the star – not the sugar.
Available in 4oz. jars….The perfect size for gifts!
Aronia Plum Jam – We used four different types of plums in this recipe. The tart flavor of the plums pairs wonderfully with chokeberries. No seeds here. Just smooth, lightly sweetened fruit. Contains: plums, pluots, aronia berry juice, sugar, lemon juice and pectin.
Aronia Peach Jam – Peaches are the ultimate summer fruit and they make a perfect pair with black chokeberries. We’ve used locally grown peaches at their peak of ripeness. Contains: peaches, aronia berry juice, sugar, lemon juice & pectin.
If you’ve never tried Aronia Berries, this is the perfect place to start!