Chokecherry Jelly is made from the juice of chokecherries which grow prolifically across most of Canada. It is sharp and flavourful, but not sour like the raw fruit. It can be used on toast or in cooking. It is used most often by chefs as a flavouring for sauces, gravies, and dressings. It can also be used in tarts or to top off a cheesecake. Generations ago, chokecherry jelly was a common condiment on farms.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2013
When I was a kid, we would visit the family farm on Manitoulin Island. Next to the equipment shed was a whole row of chokecherry bushes, which my Grandmother would turn into jelly.
I've never seen it for sale anywhere but on the Island. I even asked the jam guy at St. Lawrence Market, but he's never even heard of Chokecherries.
I was so happy to find it at the Brickworks. The flavour brought back memories.