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Elderberry Jelly

3 1/2 c Elderberry juice (about 3 1/2 lbs. ripe berries)
1/2 c Fresh lemon juice, strained
7 1/2 c Sugar
1 pk Powdered fruit pectin

Prepare elderberries by removing large stems. Place in large kettle; crush. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Strain juice through hjelly bag. Measure juice. If you do not have quite enough, add apple juice to make 3 1/2c. Add lemon juice and pour into kettle.

Heat, adding sugar, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Add pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minutes.

Remove from heat, skim off foam and ladle or pour into hot jars; seal.

Makes 3-4 half pints.

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