Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen


  • 3 pounds elderberries 
  • 1 ½ pounds apples, halved
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon 
  • 8 green cardamom, crushed


Add all the ingredients to a large pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about an hour. Remove from heat and carefully strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth positioned high enough over a bowl to allow it to drain through. Once it has drained, place the liquid in a small pot over medium-high heat and simmer until the mixture reduces by about half and becomes the consistency of syrup, about 30 minutes. Let it cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Photography by Rebecca Sanabria



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