Elderberries are packed with vitamin A, an antioxidant which helps protect the body against free radical damage.
This classic jam tastes delicious on a freshly-toasted baguette, paired with some soft butter.
Rinse the elderberries, drain thoroughly, then remove from the vine. The stems and seeds of elder contain toxins and need to be removed.
Add the berries, lemon juice, and jam sugar to a pot. Crush lightly with a potato masher. Bring the berry mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
Cook for 4 minutes, until the jam has thickened. Fill the prepared jars to the brim with the jam, then seal tightly. Turn upside down for 10 minutes to cool slightly, then turn right side up and cool completely.