Elderberry Syrup

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  • Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 0 hrs 5 mins
  • Makes: servings

Stir this healthful, great-tasting syrup into hot tea, use it to sweeten cocktails, pour over pancakes and waffles or make lozenges.



    1. In a sauce pan with lid, place 1 cup of dried elderberries and 3 cups of water. If desired, stir in 3 tablespoons of any combination of powdered ginger, cinnamon or cloves.

    2. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, partially covered. Stirring occasionally, simmer until liquid is reduced by half.

    3. Remove from heat, let cool and pour through strainer (discarding berries & cloves).

    4. Stir in a cup of honey or agave syrup.

    5. Pour into a jar with lid and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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