Chokeberry and pear jam - chokeberry and pear a perfect duo

Fresh aronia berries contain tannins that give the fruit a tart taste. For this reason, chokeberry is rarely used for direct consumption.

How to get rid of this unpleasant bitterness from chokeberry fruit? Just freeze them before processing.

To prepare the jam, freeze the aronia fruits for 24 hours, then add them to sugar syrup, not defrosted, and cook. Aronia jam with pears is unique in taste, and the addition of lemon juice emphasizes its taste.

Jam can be served with breakfast rolls, pancakes, but also goes well with fried or grilled cheese instead of cranberry jam.


  • 1 kg of frozen chokeberry
  • 1 kg of pears
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 300 g of sugar
  • 300 ml water


  1. Boil a syrup from the water and sugar.
  2. Add frozen aronia berries to the syrup and cook over medium heat for 30 - 40 minutes.
  3. Leave the burner off the burner for about an hour or two.
  4. Bring to the boil again and add the peeled and thinly sliced ​​pears.
  5. Pour lemon juice and cook for 30 - 40 minutes.
  6. Put into boiled jars, pasteurize.

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