Lingonberries are a small red berry that grows in the woods of Scandinavia. They can be hard to find and pick so this makes them somewhat rare. They are a very tasty berry that can be used in many ways and in many recipes.
You can make jam with lingonberries if you get enough of them. You can make a cooked jam or a jam that is simply put into a jar of water and used throughout the winter months. Lingonberries have a remarkable resistance to spoiling and they can stay fresh a long time after being picked.
The lingonberry is much like a cranberry but they have a more interesting flavor especially when mixed into recipes. And you can mix them into many different recipes.
I like to put a handful into my pancake mix before I cook the dough. You can also cook the pancake dough and then put the lingonberries on top of the pancakes like you would syrup. They are tasty when mixed into many pastries.
Muffins can be made with some lingonberries mixed into the batter. They taste good mixed in an orange muffin mix or a plain muffin mix. You can add some lingonberries to your bread while it is kneading and the lingonberries will add a nice flavor to your loaf.
Pie tastes great when lingonberries are added. You can make a plain lingonberry pie if you get enough lingonberries or you can mix the lingonberries into an apple pie. Apple lingonberry pie is a real treat with a traditional crust or a crumb crust.
Turkey with stuffing is a real tasty and healthy dinner. Add a handful of lingonberries to the stuffing and you get a tasty tart flavor in your stuffing. You can also add lingonberries to chicken or pork stuffing. They even taste great in rice stuffing or corn stuffing.
Ice cream, yogurt or sherbet are great to add lingonberries too. Just put the lingonberries on the top or mix them into a homemade batch and you will have a delightful treat.
You may have a hard time finding lingonberries. You can find them dried or in a jam in specialty stores or on the net.
Lingonberries are a very tart berry that does not taste very well alone. They need to be added to something to make them good. They add flavor to many recipes but alone they are a mouthful of tartness. You can read more recipe ideas with lingonberries at http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/all/lingonberry.