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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.