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Elderberry Syrup

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is good for treating colds and the flu, and good on anything you would put syrup on, like waffles, pancakes, or ice cream. You may try blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries for different flavors."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 24 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (3 cups)

Directions

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  1. Place elderberries, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Use a potato masher to mash berries to release juice; strain the mixture through a fine sieve, retaining juice and discarding the pulp. Let juice cool.
  2. Stir in honey until thoroughly combined and transfer to a lidded jar. Keeps in refrigerator 2 to 3 months.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute simple (sugar) syrup or agave nectar for honey, and 1/2 cup of dried elderberries for the fresh berries.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 24 calories; 0 g fat; 6.5 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great recipe and standard for elderberry syrup. You do NOT want to cut down on the honey. It is not just used to sweeten the syrup. Raw honey is a powerhouse, having anti-viral, anti-fungal a...

Most helpful critical review

We did not like the ginger. Tried it again with no ginger and a few more cinnamon sticks and it turned out much better.

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Great recipe and standard for elderberry syrup. You do NOT want to cut down on the honey. It is not just used to sweeten the syrup. Raw honey is a powerhouse, having anti-viral, anti-fungal a...

I'm giving this 5 stars for the medicinal value alone and was tasty, but with that said I thought the honey was a bit overpowering (for me.) That's easily fixed, I will use less honey next time ...

I thought the honey was a bit overpowering and will use about 1/2 the amount next time. I made a double batch and had to simmer it for about an hour and a half to get it to reduce down to half....

I think this receipe is great! The only thing I changed is 1/2 cup of honey is plenty.

I read the reviews before I made this and cut way back on the honey. I tripled the recipe (3 cups berries to 9 cups water) and only added about 3/4 cup of honey in the end. The result was perf...

I made no changes- except for using half the amount of dried elderberries as fresh, and leaving out the ginger root. I also added the full amount of raw honey to the warm elderberry syrup. I bou...

I use this as a cold syrup for my family when they get sick. It also tastes good! Thanks for submitting!

We did not like the ginger. Tried it again with no ginger and a few more cinnamon sticks and it turned out much better.