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. 

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Elderberry Shrub

Prep Time 24 hours
Cook Time 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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    Very ink friendly. Each elderberry recipe will be printed in the upper right portion of the paper. Keep flipping your paper in printer for each elderberry recipe you choose and you can get 4 elderberry recipes on one page (8 if printed on both sides) I recommend card stock paper for more durability. No heavy paper on hand, use an old file folder cut down to paper size! 

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     Serving Size 1 cup                    

    Elderberry Shrub Pioneer Punch Nutritional analysis



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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.