To make this amazing elderberry jam you will need jam sugar, sometimes called gelling sugar, which contains pectin as the elderberries do not have enough pectin naturally.
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Makes: 4 jars jam
2 kg elderberries, washed
jam sugar in a 1:1 ratio (see method)
juice of 2 lemons
Directions Preparation:15min › Cook:10min › Extra time:8hours Other › Ready in:8hours25min
Place the elderberries in a saucepan and add enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan to a depth of 1cm. Crush the berries slightly with a fork then simmer at low heat until they burst.
Pour the berries into a sieve over a bowl and let drain overnight.
Measure the amount of liquid (it should be about 800ml) and place in a saucepan. Add an equal amount of jam sugar and the lemon juice. Bring to the boil and simmer 4 minutes until bubbly. Skim off any foam that forms.