Elderberry Week – What Is a Good Elderberry Jelly Recipe?
A good elderberry jelly recipe must contain complete ingredients for one to have superior results. There are many elderberry recipes available online. Below is a good elderberry jelly recipe.
Important ingredients are the following:
- 3-4 pounds ripe elderberries (done de-stemming)
- 1 packet pectin MCP
- ¼ cup lemon juice (newly squeezed)
- 4 ½ cups granulated white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon margarine or butter
- Saucepan, pot and tongs
Rinse the clusters of elderberry properly. Use the ones that are entirely black or blue or just the ripe ones. For every batch, gather 3 lbs of it de-stemmed. After de-stemming, wash it again. In a big pot, crush it to release its juices. Heat and let it boil. Simmer 10 minutes. Mash the berries and transfer slowly including the juice and let strain for few hours. Organize the sterilized jars, and calculate the juice and put pectin per batch of juice. Bring to boil and add the remaining ingredients. Stir and properly boil again. After 2 minutes take out from heat then properly place it to the jars.
There are many elderberry benefits proven by lots of users. Most common benefit is its reputation of healing many topical conditions as the shrub itself has soaring quantity of Vitamin C. Elderberry is also known by the natives as their “medicine chest” as this contains low sugar. It is a very good source of making a blackish-blue, tasty jam and ideal to be a spread that is additive free.
Do you make elderberry jam or jelly? What are your tips or tricks?
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