Spice Berry

rokchipr
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5:35 PM - Sep 11, 2014 #1

The spice berries (Lindera benzoin) are just beginning to ripen here in SE PA and appear to be very abundant this year. I picked about a cup of them this morning to add to jars of Asian pears I'll be canning this evening. The berries have a unique taste similar to allspice that is very pleasant with fruit, especially apples and pears. The berries can be used fresh or can be frozen. They contain essential oils and therefor don't dry well and rapidly turn rancid. The red flesh is thin and covers a large soft shelled seed that can be chopped or crushed with the berry and added to your recipe.
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9:20 AM - Sep 12, 2014 #2

Agreed, after last years paucity of berries I have been seeing them to be much more abundant than last. They are everywhere I have been roaming this year.
Steve Nissly
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5:48 AM - Sep 18, 2014 #3

Any pictures..yeah for some reason the berries were real plentiful this year!

Russ
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2:24 PM - Sep 24, 2014 #4

My daughter sent me a recipe for honey-spiceberry ice cream that sounds great. I'll post if anyone is interested.
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