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Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.
  2. Remove mixture and put through strainer.
  3. Put juice back into pot.
  4. Add sugars.
  5. Stir and bring to a boil.
  6. Add rest of fruit.
  7. Cook down until mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  8. Sprinkle in the Sure-Jell and two packages of Jell-O.
  9. Cook on low, stirring as needed, for another hour. If water gets too low add more.
  10. When thickened enough, pour into 1/2 pint jars and seal.
  11. This made 26-1/2 pints for me.