Haskap Recipes

Haskap can be enjoyed like blueberries or raspberries, they are delicious fresh, frozen, in dairy and baked desserts. Try your favorite blueberry recipe with Haskap berries instead for a flavor punch and an antioxidant boost, Haskap berries contain high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, cancer fighting phenolic compounds, and flavonoids.

 

Haskap Cream Tarts 

1/2 cup  double cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup haskap berries

1/2 dozen unsweetened tart shells, baked

6 mint leaves
     
Puree haskap in a food processor until smooth. No need to strain the puree, seeds in haskap are very tiny.

Whisk cream and sugar until thick and creamy. Stir in the  haskap puree.

Fill tart shells and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!

 

Haskap Martini - The Hastini

Happy New Year with Haskap Berries!

1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz vermouth
4 oz Haskapple juice
ice cubes
3 or 4 haskap berries soaked in vodka

Add all the ingredients in a martini shaker with ice and shake.
Pour into martini glass and add the haskap berries soaked in vodka.
Enjoy!


Haskap Fruit Gelee Candy

A fun and festive homemade candy, perfect for the holiday season!

1 cup Frozen Haskap or Haskap Jam
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 Cups Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Liquid Pectin
To Finish:
Powdered Sugar

Line an 9 X 9 inch square cake pan with plastic wrap.
Puree the haskap in a blender until smooth.
Heat the haskap puree, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of the sugar and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat to simmer until the fruit begins to thicken.
Add the remaining sugar and the pectin and heat to 200 degrees F while stirring.
Heat at 200F for 10 minutes, until mixture is very thick.
Pour the thickened mixture immediately into your pan and allow to cool for a few hours.
Once the candy has cooled, use a sharp knife to cut it into 2cm squares.
Roll each square in powdered sugar, and refrigerate.


Haskap Jello

An easy, good for you recipe that kids love. No sugar and 100% pure juice makes Haskap Jello a nutritious and fun snack packed with vitamin C.

Place 1/2 cup Haskapple juice in a glass bowl. Sprinkle with 1 envelope unflavored gelatin and stir.
Bring 1 1/2 cups Haskapple juice to a boil. Pour boiling juice over gelatin-juice mixture, and stir until gelatin dissolves completely.

Pour into 8x8 pan and chill. Cut into cubes and serve!


Haskap - Garlic Scape Salad dressing

Yield: 1 Cup
Ingredients:

    2 fresh garlic scapes, chopped
    1 teaspoon honey
    2 teaspoons brown mustard
    4 tablespoons haskap jam
    4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste

Combine the garlic scapes, honey, mustard, haskap jam and balsamic vinegar and blend until scapes are pureed. With blender on low, slowly add the olive oil until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 1 cup.

Canada Day Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe

Haskap, cranberry, maple and garlic scapes create a wonderful savory sauce in this Canada Day Slow Cooker recipe. Select your freshest local ingredients, toss together and leave cooking while enjoying the day's festivities! In Ontario this week marks the optimal Haskap harvest time for the sweetest fruit!

Ingredients

    3 pound pork shoulder roast
    2 cups fresh or frozen Haskap berries
    ½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
    ½ cup maple syrup
    ½ teaspoon dried sage
    1 cup fresh garlic scapes, chopped
    salt and pepper to taste
    6 strips of bacon
   
Instructions

    Place pork roast in the slow cooker.
    Pour in the cranberry juice and maple syrup.
    Add fresh or dried sage, salt and pepper to taste
    Sprinkle Haskap berries and  garlic scapes over pork roast
    Top with bacon strips 
    Cover and cook on low for 8 hours


Haskap-Apple Jam

1 cup Haskap berries
Two Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
1 1/2 cups sugar 
1.5 Tsp teaspoon lemon juice

Thoroughly mix the sugar and Haskap berries. Heat at low, stirring frequently until berries begin to juice. Boil on medium heat until thickened. Add lemon juice to finish. Makes 2 cups jam. 

Haskap Smoothie

1/2 c Frozen Haskap berries
Frozen Banana
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 c Milk

Put all ingredients in blender and blend thoroughly until smooth. Garnish with mint. Enjoy! Makes 2 servings.

Haskap Crumble

4 cups haskap berries
1 1/4 cups of oats (non-instant)
1/2 cup of spelt flour
1/2 cup of cane sugar or honey
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tbsp butter

Mix together dry ingredients. Grease large baking pan with butter and fill with haskap berries. Top with dry ingredient mixture and bake at 300F for 30 minutes or until berries are bubbling. Makes 12 servings.

Haskap Chutney

2 C packed brown sugar
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
4 c Haskap (fresh or frozen)
1 c finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tsp finely grated ginger
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp red chili flakes

Add sugar and vinegar and cook on medium heat in large stainless pot, stirring often to dissolve the sugar. Add remaining ingredients, simmer for 30 minutes. Goes well with poultry dishes.