Autumn Olives are not Russian Olives. They both happen to be edible, invasive, and wild. Perhaps that creates the confusion. Read more on their differences and see a recipe for Autumn Olive jam on the edible Manhattan website. They wrote a comprehensive article on the berries in their latest issue.
Here is a link to a New Yorker’s blog, with photos of the two different species, Russian and Autumn Olives, to clear out any confusion.
Let’s all go out Autumn Olive picking. I’d love to see a recipe share. I may just head out there this weekend and get to cooking these little berries. I’ve just got to borrow a food mill from someone!