Is this a Hawthorn or Thornapple?

What is this tree with the red berries? When I saw it, I thought it is a Hawthorn or Thornapple (Hawberry), but then I wasn’t sure because of the leaves. I thought Hawthorn leaves have lobed or serrate margins, but the leaves of this tree is more oval. 

And another question. If this is really a hawthorn, what do you do with the berries? How do you cook them or how do you use them? Are they really good for health and have some healing properties? Do you use them to improve your health? If so, then what for and how? 

Sorry, I have so many questions but I am really interested in plants and their healing properties.

Thank you in advance for all your answers.

Here are the photos of this tree with red berries, which looks like a Hawthorn 

Is this a Hawthorn or Thornapple?

Is this a Hawthorn or Crataegus?

Doctor Asked on October 3, 2016 in Berries,   Cooking,   Health,   Trees.
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    I think it is a Hawthorn. Possibly Crataegus persimilis, an ornamental type. The leaves are broadly oval (obovate) in shape, toothed and a bright, gleaming green. The variety name is possibly ‘Prunifolia’.

    Vice Professor Answered on October 5, 2016.
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    ‘Prunifolia’ is latin for ‘with plum-like leaves’

    Professor Answered on October 17, 2016.
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    It is a Broad-leaved Hawthorn

    Doctor Answered on October 17, 2016.
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