While experimenting with elderberry syrup recipes, I inadvertently used an ingredient both high in vitamin C and pectin – which turned my syrup into a jelly! This was a delicious sweet pick-me-up during the cold and flu season this year. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
- 1 1/2 cup dried elderberries, organic
- 1/2 cup dried rosehips, organic
- 4 cups water
- optional: 1-2 sticks of cinnamon, pinch of clove powder, a few pieces of frsh or dried ginger
- 3/4 cup honey, preferably raw and local
- 1/2 fresh lemon for a squeeze of lemon juice
- Combine elderberries, rosehips, water and your chosen additives (I used all) into a pot and bring to a boil.
- Lower to a simmer and reduce to 1/2 volume – which will take about 45 minutes.
- Cool for a little while, strain and pour into a glass container.
- Stir in the honey until evenly dispersed.
- Add squeeze of fresh lemon juice to mixture.
- Let sit. Once it cools comp;etely, it will solidify into a jelly.
- Cap and voila, you have your medicinal jelly for cold/flu season!
- Store in fridge for up to two weeks.