We have what are called autumn olives growing on bushes in our area. They aren't an olive at all, but instead a small, edible berry. We went and picked a bunch recently. They have little stems on them and a fairly chewy seed. Because of this, I thought the easiest way to use them would be to make a jelly.
I picked out as much debris as possible and then rinsed the berries. I just left the little stems on, as it seemed like removing every little stem would take me all day long. Then I put them in a pot and cooked them down with about half a cup of water, mashing them with a potato masher.
Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!