I picked and cooked up my highbush cranberry butter and highbush cranberry ketchup in late August. When you’re talking about using highbush cranberry as medicine, it goes by the common name “crampbark” and is used to relieve muscle cramps. Instead, these berries are bright, juicy, have a massive seed, and a unique slightly musky flavor. Fill jars with hot butter, leaving 1/4 in headspace. Go home and study up. She suggested that in that case, the best berry for me was high-bush cranberries because you can pick them a fistful at a time. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath. Follow the site bellow to learn how to make this delicious twist on your favorite condiment. Reheat and add applesauce, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, & salt. Having cooked the berries, put them in a strainer and smoosh the berries through so that you catch the giant seeds. Highbush Cranberry Barbecue Sauce ... Add the ingredients listed above and you'll have a really good mild ketchup. Step 1. Sweet, but not too sweet with a nice spice and slightly musky berry flavor. Cook berries in water until soft and then force through sieve to remove seeds. 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup cider vinegar. As a seasoned picker, she had one incredibly helpful tip for me. 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce. They grow along the edge of meadows and their bright red berries are not only pretty, but easy to spot. Remove from heat and add lemon juice & zest. 1/2 lemon, grated zest & juice. Add onions, vinegar, sugar, & spices and boil until mixture thickens. If when the jelly drops off the spoon it drops off in individual droplets, it’s not done, but if it runs down and then gathers and drops in connected droplets, you’re good to go. And then if you're sure, go back and harvest. Three Great Mushrooms - Golden Chanterelles, Hedgehogs, & Winter Chanterelles, Foraging - Failures, Experiments, & I-Hate-You-You're-So-Awesome, Coconut Sweet Potato Salmon Chowder Magic, Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew, Southeast Alaska Style. 1/2 tsp pepper I changed up the recipe only slightly due to the fact that I had oodles of berries. Makes 4 cups. Highbush Cranberry Ketchup ~ Alaska Floats My Boat; Highbush Cranberry Jelly ~ The Kitchen Magpie; Highbush Cranberry Medicinal Uses. The berries are not the medicinal part, but rather the bark. Simmer until thickened. BE. Her recipe for Cranberry Ketchup is straight out of the Cooperative Extension’s recipes. Take a look at their complete hand-out and recipes here! 8 cups ripe highbush cranberries ; 7 cups sugar; 2 Tbsp spiced syrup. Pomona’s calcium water (the powder to mix comes in the package with the pectin) 2 large onions, coarsely chopped Boil berries & water until the berries pop and soften. Required fields are marked *. When testing a jam/jelly for thickness you simply dip a spoon in the sauce, and hold it up on its side and watch how the jelly runs down the spoon. Great on pretty much any kind of meat or with beans. https://www.copymethat.com/r/AQVOD1d/highbush-cranberry-ketchup/. I however wanted more of a barbecue sauce, so as it started to thicken I added: onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, red chile powder, … Simmer until the berries are really soft and appear cooked. Prepare jars. They will get a little dark. Simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and add lemon juice & zest. She was right, it was quick and fun to pick these berries. Homemade jelly made from the abundant Highbush cranberry! Highbush Cranberry Ketchup. The process for making the ketchup can be tedious, but it is very rewarding and you end up canning it, so it lasts! Makes 4 cups. Pomona’s pectin (we tried several brands, and this one gave consistently good results), 4 tsp. Put the cranberries and sugar in a saucepan with the spiced syrup and bring to a gentle boil. BE. 1 1/2 tsp celery salt Boil berries & water until the berries pop and soften. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Pomona’s pectin (we tried several brands, and this one gave consistently good results) 4 tsp. Resist. 1/2 tsp cinnamon loading... X. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I hated picking berries (I think this may have changed now that I’m a little older and more patient). Fill jars with hot butter, leaving 1/4 in headspace. Highbush Cranberry Barbecue Sauce ... Add the ingredients listed above and you'll have a really good mild ketchup. Highbush Cranberry Ketchup. When I first told my mother about this blog and how I was was going to ramp up my foraging this year, she asked if I was going to pick berries. One type of berry I picked a lot of this summer were highbush cranberries. Ingredients. A very important factor for Alaskan lifestyle of living. 1 gallon Ziploc bag of highbush cranberries (makes 4 ½ to 5 cups of pulpy juice), 3 tsp. Pomona’s calcium water (the powder to mix comes in the package with the pectin), ¾ to one cup white vinegar (adjust to your taste). Highbush Cranberry Ketchup. My guess is the name comes from how the under-ripe berry resembles a true cranberry. Add other ingredients Boil until done, stirring constantly. Prepare jars. 2012. Prepare jars. When it comes to foraging, PLEASE do your homework by consulting experts and guidebooks to make sure you really know what you're picking. This tastes to me like a fruity barbecue sauce with a little bit of that classic highbush cranberry musky flavor. Moose Pass Beachcomber, A. Take pictures. Growing up we had a high-bush cranberry bush in our front yard and my mom’s Cranberry Ketchup, which she now calls Cranberry Chutney, was a staple in our house. alaskafloatsmyboat.com SooBDo. 2 cup sugar Check out my mom’s awesome collapsible and water-tight bucket! Reheat and add applesauce, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, & salt. Highbush Cranberry ketchup. The process for making the ketchup can be tedious, but it is very rewarding and you end up canning it, so it lasts! Force through sieve to remove the seeds. Highbush Cranberry Ketchup, 6 cups highbush cranberries I basically have just been chowing down on this with toast and butter, but it would be great with anything you normally put jam on. Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 1 hour Course Condiment Cuisine Canadian Servings 15 Calories 386 Author Karlynn Johnston. These berries have a high natural pectin content and part of the draw for the butter is that the texture was just so dang perfectly spreadable. 1/4 tsp salt Force through sieve to remove the seeds. 1 cup water The below post was one I wrote before I headed out of town for the…, Although it feels personal when your buddies won't help you out and tell you all…, There have been a couple of items that I've mentioned in passing that were never…, Your email address will not be published. A note on consistency: I went ahead and did the classic droplet test. 1 gallon Ziploc bag of highbush cranberries (makes 4 ½ to 5 cups of pulpy juice) 3 tsp. Ingredients. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon Take a look at their complete hand-out and recipes here! Highbush Cranberry Jelly. 4.78 from 9 votes. 6 cups highbush cranberries 1 1/2 tsp celery salt 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp pepper 2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cup onions, diced 1 cup cider vinegar 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves. 2012. I told her no. 1/4 tsp cloves Within an hour the two of us had picked 12 cups. 2 cups highbush cranberries. Before following, please give yourself a name for others to see. Cook berries in water until soft and then force through sieve to remove seeds. Follow the site bellow to learn how to make this delicious twist on your favorite condiment. When testing a jam/jelly for thickness you simply dip a spoon in the sauce, and hold it up on its side and watch how the jelly runs down the spoon. Despite the name, high-bush cranberries have little to do with actual cranberries. Highbush Cranberry Ketchup. 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves. 1 1/2 tsp allspice I however wanted more of a barbecue sauce, so as it started to thicken I added: onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, red chile powder, … Here’s a more complete description. Post-cooking/smooshing with only the giant seeds left in the strainer. If when the jelly drops off the spoon it drops off in individual droplets, it’s not done, but if it runs down and then gathers and drops in connected droplets, you’re good to go. I made the ketchup in honor of my mom’s tradition, and for something new I made the butter. Wash Cranberries Cook with water, mash, and put through strainer. Alaska Beachcomber Highbush Cranberry Ketchup. I think foraging is amazingly entertaining, and fun, and awesome, but I never pick/eat something I'm not sure of. A member of the maple family, these shrubs turn early. 1 cup cider vinegar Your email address will not be published. I bought a food mill so that I could easily remove the flat seeds and use the pulp. It’s awesome. Prepare jars. Review Save Recipe Print. 1 cup sugar. 1 1/2 cup onions, diced Moose Pass Beachcomber, A. A very important factor for Alaskan lifestyle of living. Pomona’s pectin (we tried several brands, and this one gave consistently good results) 4 tsp. Highbush Cranberry Ketchup. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath. Another late post as I think the highbush cranberry season is most likely over.