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

by | Dec 24, 2019 | Food

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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