Elderberry Jam

    8 hours 25 minutes

    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

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hours Other  ›  Ready in:8hours25min 

    1. 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.
    2. Pour the berries into a sieve over a bowl and let drain overnight.
    3. 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.
    4. Bottle into sterile jars and seal tightly.

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