Spiced Elderberry Jelly Recipe

Tart, fresh apples and a touch of cinnamon complement each other perfectly in this Spiced Elderberry Jelly recipe.


| November 2012



The inclusion of cinnamon in this elderberry jelly adds just the right amount of spice.

Photo By Fotolia/Jörg Beuge

This Spiced Elderberry Jelly goes nicely on morning toast or a bagel. This recipe is excerpted from The Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012), a simple guide to understanding the basics of fruit gardening. For additional information on elderberries and more elderberry recipes, go to 4 Delicious Elderberry Recipes.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: The Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden.

Spiced Elderberry Jelly Recipe

• 6 pounds tart fresh apples 
• 1 tablespoon ground cloves (or 1/4 cup whole cloves)
• 4 quarts elderberries with stems
• 1 quart cider vinegar
• 1 quart water 
• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (or 1/4 cup cinnamon stick)
• Sugar

1. Cut up apples. In a large preserving pot, combine early ripe elderberries, apples, cider vinegar, and water. Simmer, covered, until fruit is soft, stirring as needed. Mash fruit. Strain mixture through a jelly bag and let drip for several hours or overnight.





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