For the Table Frozen Aronia Berries
What could be more American than our Midwestern-grown aronia berries
in Aronia Berry Satin Smoothie or Classic Aronia Berry Pie? What about
Aronia Berry Bread? Or Aronia Festiva? Aronia berries stand alone or
blend compatibly with apples, red raspberries, peaches, strawberries,
cherries, pears and oranges.
Aronia Berry Satin Smoothie
2 cups strawberry yogurt
1/2 cup frozen aronia berries
Put the yogurt in a blender, then the berries.
Blend until the drink looks and feels like satin.
Aronia Berry Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp shortening, not margarine
1 orange, grated rind and juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 cup frozen aronia berries, sliced in half
Grease loaf pan. Blend first four ingredients. Add and mix shortening, egg, grated orange rind and juice. Stir in nuts and aronia berries. Bake at 350° about 55 minutes. Cool before turning out.
4 thin slices of white bread
Classic Aronia Berry Pie
Pastry for 2-crust 8" pie
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
4 cups frozen aronia berries
2 cups sugar
5 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
Melt butter or margarine in saucepan. Stir in and heat berries, sugar and lemon juice. When juice flows, stir in flour. Cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, line pie pan with crust. Pour in cooled mixture. Put on top crust; flute; slit. To catch juice, put foil on pie skirt or cookie sheet. Shape upward around pie pan without covering pie. Bake at 425° until browned, about 40 to 45 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate overnight.