No Refined Sugar

Elderflower Jelly

with Sliced Almonds
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Elderflower Jelly

Elderflower Jelly - This flower that blooms in the shade makes a delicious topping for toast

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Health Score:
5,0 / 10
40 min.
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Nutritional values

Homemade fruit spreads without jam sugar are just as successful and fruity-sweet as other jams and marmalades. The roasted almond flakes promise a delicious crunch and variety in fruit spreads, but also healthy fats and vegetable protein.

Interesting variation: Add some chopped fresh lemon balm to the jelly together with the flaked almonds. If you want a vegan fruit spread on your breakfast roll, you can easily replace the honey with another sweetener of choice, such as agave syrup.

1 glass contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie28 kcal(1 %)
Protein0 g(0 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates6 g(4 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.2 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.1 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate0.1 μg(0 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0.2 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium24 mg(1 %)
Calcium6 mg(1 %)
Magnesium2 mg(1 %)
Iron0.1 mg(1 %)
Iodine0.3 μg(0 %)
Zinc0 mg(0 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid2 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


12 Elderflower (flower heads)
1 liter Apple juice (unsweetened)
1 Lime
30 grams slivered almonds
400 grams jam sugar (3:1)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
ElderflowerApple juiceLime

Kitchen utensils

1 Kitchen shears, 1 large Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Small skillet, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Plate, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 4 canning jars (250 ml; or jars with strap closure), 1 Kitchen towel

Preparation steps

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 1

Shake elderflower umbels to remove any impurities. Cut off the stems with kitchen shears.

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 2

Place the flower umbels in a large bowl and pour in the apple juice.

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 3

Squeeze out the lime juice, add 3 tablespoons juice to the flowers and gently stir. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let soak for 24 hours in the refrigerator, stirring from time to time.

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 4

The next day: Sterilize 4 jars (250 ml) and lids in a pot of boiling water. Rest jars upside down on a kitchen towel until dry. 

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 5

Toast the almonds in a small dry pan over medium heat until light brown, tossing frequently. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 6

Rest a fine sieve over a pot. Pour the umbels with the juice into the sieve and press with a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. 

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 7

Add the jam sugar to the strained juice mixture and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook, stirring, until mixture thickens, 3-4 minutes more.

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 8

Stir in the almonds, immediately fill the prepared jars through a funnel and seal securely.

Elderflower Jelly preparation step 9

Leave the jars upside down for about 5 minutes and then set upright again to cool completely before refrigerating.

Tip: To preserve the jam/sauce for longer, you will need to process the jars according to manufacturer's instructions, or visit