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how to make elderberry jam

Elderberry Jam

This elderberry jam is both healthy and delicious
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword elderberry jam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 jars
Calories 250kcal
Author Our Gabled Home
Cost $5


  • 4-5 cups elderberries, picked off their stems
  • 1 cups sugar
  • ½ whole lemon, juiced
  • 2-3 TBSP frozen apple juice concentrate or ¾ cup apple juice
  • 1 TBSP pectin


  • With a fork, pick elderberries off their stems. You can freeze them beforehand to make this easier.
  • Place the elderberries, lemon juice, apple juice concentrate, and sugar in a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium heat until the elderberries are mostly popped.
  • Add the pectin, stir well, and continue to boil for another 5 mins.
  • Do a gel test: drop a bit of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it's ready. Otherwise continue boiling it or adding a bit more pectin.
  • Fill in sterilized jars, leaving about 1/4 inch to the top of the jar. Put lids on a process as desired, such as pressure canning or water bath canning.