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Rørte Tyttebær | Lingonberry Jam

January 19, 2020 | CondimentsNorwayRecipeSwedenSweet


 

Lingonberries- a Nordic staple food that is known for its tartyness yet subtle sweetness. A berry that has its own preservative effects which makes it perfect for long term storage- and probably why it has been made in the Nordic region for a long time.

Lingonberries are very sour when eaten straight from the bush, which is why some sort of sweetener is crucial to make it somewhat delicious. I often prefer using honey as a replacement for refined sugar, but you can use what you prefer. The traditional recipe calls for a pretty high amount of refined sugar, but I prefer to reduce the amount a little.

Lingonberry jam pairs perfectly wild game meat and is a must when eating Swedish meatballs.

“Stirred” Lingonberry | Lingonberry Jam

Stirred lingonberries is a traditional way of using these woonderful autumn berries. Instead of heating the berries and boiling them for a certain amount of time- all you need to do is sprinkle sugar on top, let it sit for a while and stir it all together to a mash.

Easy, right?

 

 


 

Rørte Tyttebær | Lingonberry Jam

Ingredients

200 g lingonberries, fresh or frozen

50 - 100 g sugar, depending on your liking

Instructions

  1. in a bowl, combine lingonberries and sugar.
  2. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes so the sugar releases liquid from the berries.
  3. Stir together with a fork, lightly mashing the berries.
  4. Keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Notes

To spruce it up a little you can add warming spices such as cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

Add different kinds of fruit to change it up a little- like grated apple for more natural sweetness!

Freezes perfectly!

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