Apple and Elderberry Jam

Apple and Elderberry Jam
Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: British
  • 1.5kg (3 lb) elderberries
  • (2 lb) apples
  • (4 lb) sugar
  1. Clean the elderberries, remove stalks and place berries into a large pan.
  2. Cook very gently until juice begins to seek out of the berries, then increase the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  3. Core and peel the apples, and cut into slices or small chunks.
  4. Add a little water to a pan, add the apples and cook gently over a medium heat until the apples are soft and mushy.
  5. Pour the apples into the pan containing the berries, and stir well to mix the fruits.
  6. Add the sugar, and stir occasionally until all the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Bring to the boil and keep boiling until the jam will set when tested.
  8. NB: Setting point can be reached quite quickly with this mix, so watch it closely.
  9. Pour into prepared jars and seal whilst still hot.

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