Old Fashioned Elderberry Jelly

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Using fresh elderberries, lemon juice, sugar and CERTO, this Old Fashioned Elderberry Jelly is easy and delicious - just like grandma used to make!

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  • STEM elderberries, crush well and place in a large saucepan.
  • HEAT gently until juice begins to flow. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  • PLACE in a jelly bag or cloth and squeeze out the juice.
  • MEASURE prepared juice into a large saucepan. Add lemon juice.
  • ADD sugar to fruit and mix well.
  • PLACE saucepan over high heat. Bring to a full rolling boil stirring constantly.
  • IMMEDIATELY stir in liquid fruit pectin. Continue to stir over high heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • REMOVE from heat and skim if necessary.
  • POUR quickly into warm, sterilized jars filling up to 1/4 inch from rim.
  • SEAL while hot with warm sterilized 2-piece lids with new centers.


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  • Chuck_NB |

    Used home grown elderberries and followed recipe exactly. Everything came out fine and jelly set nicely. Result is delicious. Gave a bottle to a friend and she liked it so much she came for the recipe and berries.