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Elderberry Jam Recipe With Fresh Strawberries

This elderberry jam recipe makes 2 pints (4 cups) of jam. Can be stored in the freezer if desired.
Author Heather Dessinger

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried elderberries (add additioanl 1/2 cup if you're also making elderberry syrup)
  • 2 cups water (add 2 cups if making elderberry syrup)
  • cup raw honey (add 1 cup if making elderberry syrup)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (cut in half - previously frozen strawberries will work, just thaw them first)
  • 12 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • 1. Add the water and elderberries to a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half - this should take around 45 minutes.
  • 3. Strain out the elderberries. If you doubled your ingredients to make both elderberry syrup and jam, divide your liquid in half by pouring 1 cup into a jar and one cup back into the pot. If you're just making jam, strain out the elderberries and pour the liquid back into the pot. Below are separate instructions for making just jam, or making jam and elderberry syrup.

If you're only making the elderberry jam: 

  • Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries until they are in small chunks. After you strain out the elderberries, pour the liquid back into the pot, place the pot back on the burner, and add the chia seeds. Stir for about 20-30 seconds and then add in the strawberries and 2/3 cup honey. Allow the mixture to sit for 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool for about 15 minutes before transferring to two pint jar. Cover with a lid and place in the fridge to thicken overnight.

If you're making elderberry jam and syrup: 

  • To make the syrup - Allow the liquid you've poured in a jar to cool until it has reached room temperature, then stir in one cup of honey. Place a lid on the jar and store in the fridge for later use.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries until they are in small chunks. After you strain out the elderberries, pour the liquid back into the pot, place the pot back on the burner, and add the chia seeds. Stir for about 20-30 seconds and then add in the strawberries and 2/3 cup honey. Allow the mixture to sit for 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool for about 15 minutes before transferring to two pint jar. Cover with a lid and place in the fridge to thicken overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg