STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Dee's Elderberry Mixed Fruit Jam

sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I picked a bunch of elderberries and wanted to make a jam. I had little bits of all kinds of fruits. It really turned out well and I wanted to remember next year how I did it. The sugar is a guess because I did it by taste when I was cooking. This is good to drink before adding pectin and would be good for fruit dumplings. It has a long cooking time but I don't want to be accused of not enough; when the fruit is done it's done.”
READY IN:
5hrs 30mins
YIELD:
26 1/2 pints
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the elderberries and seeded grapes with enough water to cover, until mushy and well cooked, about 1 hour is how long I cooked it.
  2. Remove mixture and put through strainer.
  3. Put juice back into pot.
  4. Add sugars.
  5. Stir and bring to a boil.
  6. Add rest of fruit.
  7. Cook down until mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  8. Sprinkle in the Sure-Jell and two packages of Jell-O.
  9. Cook on low, stirring as needed, for another hour. If water gets too low add more.
  10. When thickened enough, pour into 1/2 pint jars and seal.
  11. This made 26-1/2 pints for me.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: