The Mayhaw Fruit Is Used For More Than Just Jelly. Check Out These Delicious Uses

The Mayhaw Fruit Is Used For More Than Just Jelly. Check Out These Delicious Uses

The hawthorn tree grows in Southern swamps and bogs. It bears a small red to orange fruit resembling a slightly bigger cranberry. Eaten raw, the fruit has a bitter taste. When it’s juiced, though, it’s made into jelly, syrup, fruit pie filling, and a glaze over meats and game. We’re going to tell you how you can have a little extra fun with mayhaw jelly Macon GA.


Place mayhaws with broken skin in a clean, sterilized glass gallon jar. Add one cup mayhaws to two cups sugar. Cover this with vodka and stir well. Cover the jar and let sit for nine weeks. Stir once a week. At the end of nine weeks, strain the brandy through a cheesecloth three times to remove the sediment. When the brandy is clear, put it in clean, sterilized glass jars with tight lids.

Mayhaw Cider

Combine one-half quart apple cider with one and one-half quarts mayhaw juice. Add one sliced lemon, one sliced orange, four cinnamon sticks, six cloves, one-quarter teaspoon nutmeg and one-quarter teaspoon ground ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Strain into mugs and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Mayhaw Cookies

Mix together one cup sugar and one-half stick butter. Mix in one teaspoon vanilla and one egg. Add two cups flour and mix. Form into cookies on a greased baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for fifteen minutes. While still warm, press thumb into top of cookies. Add a drop of mayhaw jelly Macon GA into the thumbprint. Let cool before serving.

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