Elderberry Jelly Recipe

Author: Shannon @ Elderberry Edge Farm  3/1/19
Elderberry Jelly Recipe

 Best Elderberry Jelly Recipe

The elderberry jelly recipe was taken out of many pectin box inserts a few years ago as other more popular jelly recipes were added. Hopefully one day it will make it back in but until then this is a great elderberry jelly recipe to use.

Elderberry jelly can be used as a elderberry syrup alternative as a more reliable way to get the benefits of elderberry to your family. Elderberry jelly tastes like blackberry jelly with a twang. Few kids say no to the flavor of this elderberry jelly recipe. 

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Elderberry Jelly Prep time 20 minutes.

Cooking Time 40 minutes. 

Yield 5-6 1/2 pints

Elderberry Jelly Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 lbs fresh elderberries (about 6 cups)
  • OR 2 cups of dried elderberries plus 5 cups water
  • 1 box dry pectin
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
Elderberry Jelly Recipe Instructions 

Measure Sugar out first so that it is ready when you need it. Heat elderberries over low heat to boil. [add water if using dried elderberries]  Simmer for 15-20 minutes. *Strain elderberries and measure juice. Juice must equal 3 cups exactly. Add water if necessary. Return juice to clean pan and add lemon juice and pectin. Bring to full rolling boil while stirring, lower heat and dump in all of sugar. Stirring continuously, bring to full rolling boil again and boil for exactly two minutes.  Remove from heat, place in sterilized jars and process in hot water bath for required time based on YOUR altitude. 5 minutes for 1000 feet. 

*For an easier way to strain elderberries check out my Elderberry Strainer Bag, you will wonder why you ever bothered with cheesecloth.   

Elderberry Jelly Recipe Yield Varies between 5 and 3/4 to 6 half pints, and is dependent on how much liquid evaporates during boils.

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Serving size 1 Tablespoon [very generous most people use half this]
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27 reviews
Great product and awesome service

This is the 2nd time I've ordered from Elderberry Edge.
Recently ordered berries and 3 days later received them in the mail. I appreciated the cotton bags as well. The berries are of very good quality and no stems. Shannon has been outstanding with her customer service! Will always order my berries to make syrup from Elderberry Edge Farm!

Excellent Service and Product

This is the second tome I have ordered from Elderberry Edge Farm. I have nothing but praise for both experiences. The dried elderberries were excellent quality and the shipping was fast. I'll be ordering more from Elderberry Edge Farm. FIVE STARS

Excellent product

I was very impressed with the reasonable prices, fast shipping and quality of the products I purchased. I made my first batch of elderberry syrup using the recipe that was enclosed. It is fantastic! I will definitely purchase again and continue to use Grandma’s recipe!

Great tasting tea!!

I love this tea with a little bit of honey.

Not so sure

I don't think I would re-order this tea. It just wasn't "my cup of tea." The flavoring used with the elderberries isn't what I am looking for in a tea. I like a tea that is mild and soothing. Maybe it is the little bite or kick that I don't like.
But I also say that coffee is my first go to and if I drink tea, it is usually a mild herbal decaf tea.