K Putnam wrote:My goumi is going crazy. So crazy I can't figure out what to do with all the berries as I can only eat so many raw before the astringency gets to me. I actually signed in her for the first time in awhile to see if anyone has actually figured out what to do with them! I know I only have a couple of days before they hit that magic stage of ripeness and the birds eat them all.
My plan was to try steam juicing them and then making jelly. Steam juicing them resulted in a watery pale liquid that smelled strongly of tomatoes. Must be the lycopene. I cooled the juice off and mixed it with some sugar to test the flavor. Not great. Steam juicing them knocked the sweetness out of them and the tomato flavor was just bizarre in what had been a fairly sweet fruit.
Sooooooo, I would really love to find a way to get the seeds out and make jelly or fruit leather or SOMETHING with them. Almost all the references I read suggest that they can be used in pies and jams and wines but I have yet to stumble across an actual recipe for any of this!