This is an excellent jam it has a very good balance of flavours. A brilliant way of using up the hedgerow pickings. a very fruity flavour not overly sweet, highly recommended.
Being a bit of a Luddite when it comes to preserves, I absolutely love jam/jellies made without commercial pectin - you use a lot less sugar and you really taste the fruit! This is an excellent recipe, and I would never even consider it without the lemon, 2 reasons: the lemon provides the acid necessary to "set" the jam, and also, it adds a nice "zing" to the taste. (elderberries I find to be a bit bland. ) Kudos!!