Although it is rarely used in the States, Sea Buckthorn is very popular in Europe. I bought frozen Buckthorn berries at my local Russian market and decided to make a nice jam with them.
10 oz package of frozen Sea Buckthorn berries
2 sweet apples (I used Honey Crisps)
1 1/2 Cups water
1 Cups Sugar
2 Tablespoons Agave syrup
Peel and chop apples into 1 inch cubes.
Add berries, apples and water to pot.
Cook the apples and berries for about 15 minutes, until the apples are cooked through.
Transfer the mixture to a blender and liquefy the ingredients.
Once the mixture is liquid, transfer back to pot and add the sugar and agave syrup.
Boil the mixture for 25-30 minutes (stirring frequently).
Spoon jam into a sterilized jar and tighten the lid immediately.
Serving suggestions: spread on crackers, cheese or fruit; top french toast; use as filling for macaroons.