Pioneer Punch Elderberry Shrub Recipe

Author: Shannon @ Elderberry Edge Farm 2/28/19

Pioneer Punch Elderberry Shrub Recipe

Old Fashion Pioneer Punch Elderberry Shrub Recipe

Before refrigeration, our forefathers and mothers had recipes to preserve the fruits of summer for winter. Elderberry shrub is one such recipe. It can be made with almost any berry or fruit, but elderberry shrub is far superior to most others  in flavor. The taste is a bit like a slightly tart fruit punch drink. A little goes a long way as this needs to be cut six to one with water before you drink it.  Adjust to taste, it may be 5/1 or 7/1 depending on the flavor you desire and the strength of berries.  Buy Dried Elderberries 

Elderberry Shrub

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Prep Time 24 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 24 hours 30 minutes
Yield Varies 
Apple Cider Vinegar

    Instructions In a glass jar combine equal parts apple cider vinegar and fresh elderberries. Crush the berries lightly, cover and set in a cool dark place for 24 hours. (48  for dried)  Shake or stir occasionally. After 24 hours remove elderberries by straining. Measure the liquid and add an equal amount of sugar to the pan. Bring to boil and then simmer briefly.   

    I have only made this recipe with fresh elderberries, however elderberries typically dry down to 1/3 of their original size and weight. Do a bit of math and you can convert this recipe to dried elderberries.   

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     Serving Size 1 cup                    

    Elderberry Shrub Pioneer Punch Nutritional analysis