They’re small, dark purple, and have a sweet taste similar to apple pie filling. This holiday season, elevate your spread with mouth-watering treats that guests will rave about for years to come! To get you in the holiday spirit, we’re sharing our team’s favourite ways to incorporate the delicious flavour of Saskatoon Berries into traditional holiday goodies.
SASKATOONS ARE ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE FRUITS GROWN IN NORTH AMERICA.
They can be used fresh or frozen, in a variety of ways!
The Saskatoon is a small, purple berry that can be used fresh or frozen. It’s even more versatile than the tomato (chefs know!) and can be used in jams and jellies, baked goods, or as a topping for yogurt or ice cream (yum!).
While you would typically see Saskatoon availability limited to local farmers’ markets, Prairie Berries makes it easy to get your hands on them year round thanks to our diverse product line!
TAKE YOUR HOLIDAY TREATS UP A NOTCH
This holiday season, elevate your spread with mouth-watering treats that guests will rave about for years to come. These are our team’s favourite ways to incorporate the delicious flavour of Saskatoon Berries into traditional holiday goodies:
SASKATOON BERRY HOLIDAY RECIPES & USES
Check out these amazing Saskatoon Berry recipes, perfect for the holidays (and year-round!):
- Saskatoon Berry Pie
This delicious pie recipe uses Saskatoons as its primary ingredient (using over 70% berries!), making it perfect for serving at any holiday party this winter.
- Saskatoon Charcuterie
While grapes have been the given choice of hosts everywhere, Saskatoons are the perfect way to mix it up and make a flavour impact. Saskatoon berries pack a punch of vitamin C and other super fruit nutrients, making them not only a delicious visual and taste addition to your cheese spread, but the cold-fighting power your guests deserve this holiday season.
- Saskatoon Berry Sauce
We all know someone who treats cranberry sauce as a side dish rather than a condiment during a seasonal sit-down. Why not tantalize their taste buds with another option?! The bold flavour of Saskatoons is a perfect pairing for traditional holiday dishes. We dare you to try.
- Saskatoon Snacking
Looking for a healthier snack to leave out in bowls while entertaining or lounging around the fire? Our Chocolate Covered Saskatoon Berries and Dried Saskatoon Berries make for the perfect flavour poppers without the unnecessary additives of typical holiday munchies, while still managing to satisfy any sweet tooth!
- Saskatoon Berry Muffins
Not only do Saskatoons hit the last buds hard, but they’re the perfect addition to muffins as they maintain their shape all the way through; no mush, just perfectly round (beautiful) berries. We love muffins to start off a cold winter day, and this recipe is a lifesaver when family is coming around for Christmas morning pop-ins.
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BONUS RECIPES PERFECT FOR GIFTING
Not only do Saskatoon Berries make the perfect ingredient, they also make the perfect gift. Bake up a couple batches of our favourite cookies to show your loved ones how much you care… about their taste buds.
THAT’S A WRAP
Whether it’s as an addition to a sweet treat or a garnish on top of your favourite dessert, Saskatoon berries are sure to make your holiday season one for the books. Whether you’re looking for something simple or something special, we’ve got recipes that will have everyone going back for seconds. And don’t forget; these recipes aren’t just limited to the holidays! We hope you enjoyed our post and found some ideas that’ll make this holiday season extra special.
From all of us here at Prairie Berries, have yourself a very berry holiday season.