Elderberry and Blackberry Syrup


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About this recipe: A use for my leftover berries I had in the freezer. Very tasty and high in vitamin C.

SloeWolf Hertfordshire, England, UK

Serves: 15 

  • 1 punnet elderberries
  • 1 punnet blackberries
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 to 4 whole cloves
  • caster sugar, as needed

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Place all the berries in a saucepan and add the water and cinnamon; heat gently over medium heat. Using a wooden spoon, mash all the berries to release their juices.
  2. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a measuring jug pressing all the berries in the sieve to squeeze all the juice out for every 600ml (1 pint) of juice add 450g (1 lb) of caster sugar.
  3. Bring to the boil and keep boiling for 10 minutes. Then pour into sterilised bottles and pop in a couple of cloves. Store in the refrigerator.

Editor's note:

This recipe was edited by Allrecipes.co.uk staff, to conform to measures and ingredients that are familiar to British and Irish home cooks.

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Reviews (2)


I made this one with frozen berries and it worked a treat, thank you! - 12 Mar 2011


Made mine with blackcurrants & brambles from the freezer, I also used lime sugar topped up with a bit of caster sugar. I didn't put cinnamon or cloves in though. Very tasty with a lime kick! Because I used lime sugar I sieved the mixture before bottling. Lime sugar, basically rind and juice of limes mixed with caster or granulated sugar (you can just use rind if you want). Use a low oven to help dry it out, when dry put in jars and use in baking. You can do this with lemons, oranges, cinnamon & lavender to name but a few. - 20 Feb 2015

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