Aronia Recipes

Aronia Swirl Cookies      "Crisp and healthy homemade vanilla cookies that will melt in your mouth"

Yield: about 60 cookies

Filling: combine in a food processor or blender:
1 cup Aronia berries
1 cup pecans
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3 tsp grated orange peel
3 cups flour

Beat softened butter.  Add sugar, baking powder and salt; beat until combined. Beat in eggs and orange peel. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer; mix in the remainder by hand.  Divide dough in half & refrigerate for 1 hour.  Roll each half into a 10 inch square.  Spread with the filling & roll up.  Chill for 4+ hours.  Cut rolls into 1/4 inch slices.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes; edges should be firm and bottoms lightly browned.

Aronia Smoothie              "A delicious and healthy smoothie with Aronia berries"

Yield: 4 cups

 Place in a blender:
1 banana
1 chopped apple
1 cup Aronia berries
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 peach or 1 cup canned peaches
1/2 cup juice (apple, peach, orange, etc)
3/4 c water with ice cubes

Blend well.  Enjoy the drink!!!  If you are adventurous, try other fruit combinations.  I experiment with other fruits and often add almonds, pecans, or walnuts. This drink is great for breakfast or as a dessert.

Aronia Apple Crunch       "A tantalizing twist on a traditional recipe!!!"
1 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup margarine
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 c chopped walnuts

Mix well. Reserve 1 cup for top layer.
Pat remaining mixture in 9x13 inch pan.

1/2 to 3/4 cup Aronia berries
1 cup applesauce OR 1 cup chopped apples & 1/2 cup brown sugar
Spread over the crust.

Top with reserved 1 cup crust mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. This is scrumptious served warm with whipped cream!!

Aronia Muffins                "A basket of these muffins makes a wonderfully healthy hostess gift."
Yield 12 muffins

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh or frozen Aronia berries (when using frozen berries keep frozen to avoid purple batter)

Cream together butter & sugar until light & fluffy.  Add eggs, one at  a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients & gradually add alternately with milk.  Fold in Aronia berries.

Grease a muffin pan or use muffin papers. Pile batter high in each muffin cup.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Aronia Berry French Toast      "This Aronia bake is a favorite for Sunday brunch!"                              

10 slices of bread spread with 4 oz of softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups Aronia berries
6 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, cubed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x9x2 baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Cut the slices of bread spread with cream cheese into cubes. Place half of the cubes into the dish. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of Aronia over the bread. Top with remaining bread cubes & Aronia.

In a bowl combine eggs, milk, maple syrup, and nutmeg. Pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle small cubes of butter over the top.
Bake at 350 until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour, covering with foil if edges brown too quickly.