Serviceberries, Shadberries, Sugar pear and Indian pear.
Amelanchier alnifolia, the Saskatoon, Pacific serviceberry, western serviceberry,
alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, chuckley pear, or western June berry.
Commonly known as Saskatoon berries. These yummy, super good berries are my third favorite berry that grows wild up here around Fort St. John.
Here is a simple way to enjoy the yumminess of Saskatoons even in the winter, or if you just want to enjoy them in canned form.
Sterilize 8 jars by washing them, then baking them in a 225° oven for 25 minutes.
Place 8 jar lids into a saucepan with an inch of water covering them. Set on high, and let boil.
Cut a lemon into 8 slices, then cut the slices in half.
In a medium saucepan bring 4 cups of water, and 1 cup of honey to a boil.
Put one half lemon on the bottom of the jars, then fill halfway with jars, then add the other half of the lemon, then continue to fill the jar until just up to the lower rim.
Then lower the jars into your water bath boiler. Let them set for 15 minutes.
Take the jars out, and set on a cooling rack with a towel underneath.
Don't touch them too much until you hear 8 pops, meaning that all the jars have sealed.
After they've all sealed, enjoy when you want. Pictured here is the Saskatoons with yogurt. You can add the Saskatoons to anything you want. Enjoy! :)
I got this recipe from