Apple elderberry sauce

    2 hours 30 min

    Elderberries add an amazingly delicious tart note to this fruit sauce which is perfect over ice cream, fruit salad or rice pudding.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tart apples - peeled, cored and diced
    • 300g elderberries, stemmed and washed
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 (5cm) strip lemon peel
    • 100g caster sugar, more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. In a saucepan, combine the apple, elderberries, cinnamon stick, lemon peel, sugar and a few tablespoons of water. Simmer 15 minutes until the apples and berries are very soft.
    2. Remove the rind and cinnamon stick and pass the liquid through a sieve or a food mill. Return to the saucepan, taste for sugar and return to a simmer.
    3. Mix the cornflour with a little water to make a slurry. Add to the simmering sauce and cook till thickened and no longer cloudy. Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate. Stir well before using.

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