Dee's Elderberry Mixed Fruit Jam

Prep Time
Cook Time
5h 30m
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"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. Yield 13 pints, This made 26-1/2 pints for me"

Original recipe yields 13 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (505.1 g)
  • Calories 1084.9
  • Total Fat - 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 31.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 277 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6 g
  • Sugars - 262.2 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 26.9 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 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. Remove mixture and put through strainer. Put juice back into pot. Add sugars. Stir and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Add rest of fruit. Cook down until mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Step 3

Sprinkle in the Sure-Jell and two packages of Jell-O. Cook on low, stirring as needed, for another hour. If water gets too low add more.

Step 4

When thickened enough, pour into 1/2 pint jars and seal.

Tips & Variations

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