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Elderberry Recipes

Health Benefits of Elderberry

  • Elderberries are a super food containing high levels of Vitamin A, B, and C.

  • They contain minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium

  • High in antioxidants

  • Boosts the immune system

Medicinal Elderberry Syrup

4 C. Elderberry Juice

1/3 C. Raw Honey (or to taste)

2 inch Cinnamon Stick

2 Cloves

2 Slices Lemon

2 TBS Ginger

  1. Remove frozen berries from stems

  2. Juice berries in steamer

  3. Put juice in pot on stove w/ cinnamon stick, cloves, and lemon.

  4. Strain out lemon and spices

  5. Allow to cool, then put in raw honey while still warm

  6. Pour into clean bottles and store in fridge or can.

Chia Seed Elderberry Jam

6-7 TBS. Chia seeds

2 ½ C. Elderberry Juice

Juice from ½ a lemon

7 TBS Raw Honey (or to taste)

1 TBS Vanilla Extract

  1. Bring Elderberry juice to boil

  2. Add Chia seeds and stir for 1 minute

  3. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice

  4. Remove from heat, allow to cool then add vanilla and honey

  5. Pour into clean jar, and place in refrigerator overnight to allow jam to thicken

Traditional Elderberry Jelly (Recipe from Ball – Complete Book of Home preserving)

3 C. Elderberry Juice

4 TBS. Lemon Juice

1 package (1.75 oz) regular powdered fruit pectin

4 ½ C. granulated Sugar

  1. In a large, deep stainless steel pot, pour in elderberry juice and lemon juice. Whisk in pectin until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam.

  2. Quickly pour hot jelly into jars, leaving ¼ inch of headspace. Either bottle, freeze, or refrigerate.

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Which brand juice steamer do you recommend!? Thank you for sharing!!!

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