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Elderberry Jam

Elderberry Jam

Elderberry Jam

600 g elderberries
300 g sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 bag vanilla sugar (10 g)

Place all the ingredients in a large pot and stir so that sugar can coat the berries. Cook until it boils and then continue to cook for another hour. Stir often. Remove from heat, let cool, then blend a bit with a hand blender. You don’t want to puree the berries only to crush them. Return to the heat and continue to cook until it thickens (but it won’t thick as much as a regular jam would). Cool completely and pour into clean jars.

Elderberry Jam

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14 Comments

  • zested August 17, 2009 9:31 am

    Lovely composition of the first photo.

  • Josipa August 17, 2009 11:32 am

    obožavam domaće džemove i često ih sama radim… ovakav još nisam probala, ali izgleda mi fantastično :)

  • Snooky doodle August 17, 2009 12:24 pm

    Looks so good!

  • Anja August 17, 2009 2:37 pm

    I love elderberry. I can't wait that the season starts here. Is the sugar that you use a gelling sugar or an all purpose sugar.

  • Marija August 17, 2009 3:17 pm

    @Josipa – I meni je ovo prvi put da jedem bobice zove. Vrlo, vrlo je ukusno. Jedino ih je neophodno zasladiti ako se jedu sveze.@Anja – I used plain white sugar. Here, there's no gelling sugar to buy. If you can find it, it would be better to use it as this jam was not to thick.

  • Nila Rosa August 17, 2009 8:29 pm

    Hmmm..I dont think i've ever had an elderberry. Looks great. Do they taste like blueberries?

  • Andrea August 18, 2009 12:04 am

    Ovo ljeto sam prvi put probala bobice bazge ali kao sok. Jako jako fino. Onako malo me okusom podsjetilo na višnju. Ja nema gdje nabavit bazgu (ni cvijet ni bobice) ali ako ikad uspijem svakako ću isprobati recept. :)

  • nlo August 18, 2009 3:50 am

    prekrasne slike Marija:))

  • Julia @ Mélanger August 18, 2009 5:09 am

    Gorgeous photos. The jam looks so deliciously rich and sweet.

  • Heaven on Earth August 18, 2009 1:34 pm

    Boy would I like to have a taste of that jam!!! It looks gorgeous.

  • Katie August 19, 2009 1:31 pm

    Wow its made such a wonderful shiny jam. Love the deep dark colour.

  • pb August 24, 2009 12:43 am

    Hi,i just stumbled upon your blog today. I have never been exposed to serbian cooking so hope to learn some new things here.Also, i have no idea where you get elderberry? I have never seen it. But the photo looks yum.Thanks..

  • Marija August 24, 2009 5:10 am

    @pb – Hi, welcome :) Elder trees grow wild all around the countryside in Serbia. Mostly, we use flowers in bloom to make cordial but the berries are edible also.

  • Correen May 18, 2011 8:38 am

    I’ve been meaning to stop by, like a dozen times, to thank you for letting my use your recipe and lovely photos on my page over at Squidoo all about berry jams. It’s added such a beautiful touch to the page and now I’m anxious for people to discover your blog. I’ll be checking back in ;)

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