Question: Does anyone have a recipe for goumi berries?

May 13, 2012
We have two bushes in the Permaculture garden that have many berries in their first year. What do we do with them?


Alisa Escanlar's picture

I've heard that they make jelly or jams with goumi berries. I haven't tried it, but maybe you can try this recipe and replace it with the goumi berries

Sheila  Barrows's picture

Thanks. I tried to make juice with them, but wasn't very successful because of the big seeds.

Crystal's picture

I have been making goumi berry jelly for several years now. Here's how I do it:

1 tsp butter
5 cups of juice
1 packet of sure-jell or certo
6 cups of sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
Red food coloring (about 5 drops)

Getting the juice: rinse berries. Place in a pot and just cover with water. Bring to a slow simmer and with a potato masher, mash berries. Just keep mashing until all the berries are pretty much squished. Then, in a sieve with about 2-3 layers of cheese cloth, strain berry juice. Then follow the sure-jell/certo packet for making the jelly. I want to add that this juice rises very high in the boiling process so use a deep pot! Hope this helps! :o) this is one of my favorite jellies!!

Sheila  Barrows's picture

Thanks. How many cups of berries do you need to make 5 cups of juice?

Crystal's picture

I don't have that wrote down. But I'm thinking it's about a gallon sized ziplock bag full.

Emily's picture

Just tried making jelly with goumi berries and it is awesome. Used the recipe from Crystal and it is excellent. Thanks