Perhaps, you are searching for a natural remedy to help with your wide array of health concerns. Or, with the flu season approaching, you’ll want something to help keep your immune system boosted.
And, of course, you want to start your New Year out right by feeling healthier and looking healthier.
When searching online, you will be amazed at the many health benefits and uses of the elderberry.
First, I would like for you to check out my list of some of the health benefits elderberries have to offer.
Then, I want to share with you 5 elderberry recipes to help you obtain a healthier & happier lifestyle.
Finally, you can read & enjoy these recipes using elderberries here or get the downloadable version to keep.
What Are Some of the Health Benefits of Elderberries?
- Cold and flu relief
- Sinus infection
- Lower blood sugar
- Natural diuretic
- Natural laxative
- Healthier skin
- Allergy relief
- And many more!
5 Elderberry Recipes To Make You Look Healthier! Feel Healthier
As you have seen, there are many uses for elderberries. This is why I have included a variety of elderberry recipes for you to choose from. Some are for health concerns & a few are just plain delicious.
1. Elderberry Pie – Homemade Nostalgic Classic
9 inch pie shells – 2
Elderberries – 4 cups
White sugar – 1 cup
Pure Cane Granulated Sugar – 4 Lb
Cornstarch – 3 tablespoons
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2. Mix cornstarch in a little bit of water.
Step 3. Add mixture to berries, white sugar and granulated sugar.
Step 4. Cook, stirring constantly until desired thickness.
Step 5. if not thick enough, add more cornstarch, then add lemon juice.
Step 6. Pour into bottom crust and dot with butter.
Step 7. Add on top crust or if you prefer, make a lattice.
Step 8. Place in preheated oven and bake approximately 40 minutes.
Step 9. Crust should be browned and berries bubbling through holes in the crust.
Note: It is a good idea to put a pan or foil under the pie as it bakes since it might bubble over.
2. Elderberry Smoothie – Immune Boosting
Greek yogurt – 6 oz.
Strawberries, tops removed – 6
Honey – 2 tbsp.
Elderberry juice – 2 tsp.
Ice – 1 cup
Step 1. Put all ingredients in blender.
Step 2. Blend about 60 seconds or until smooth.
Step 3. Add more ice, if necessary.
3. Elderberry Syrup for Colds
Dried elderberries – 2/3 cup
Water – 3 1/2 cups
Fresh ginger root – 2 inch nub (roughly chopped)
Cinnamon sticks – 3
Whole cloves – 1/2 tsp.
Rind of one orange
Raw honey – cup
Tools for Recipe:
Glass measuring cup
Glass jar or bottle
Step 1: Add all ingredients except honey to a medium saucepan.
Turn on high heat & bring mixture to a boil.
Turn burner to medium-high after mixture begins to boil.
Allow mixture to simmer for 45-60 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half.
Step 2: Remove mixture from heat and let cool for approximately 30 minutes.
Pour the mixture over a mesh strainer,into a glass measuring cup. Let the mixture cool until it is lukewarm.
Now, toss out the elderberries and spice.
Step 3: Add honey and stir until it’s well blended.
Next, pour the contents into jars or bottles.
Store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
Recommended Tools for Elderberry Syrup:
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4. Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp With Cornstarch
Flour – 1 cup all-purpose
Quick-cooking oats – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 1 1/2 cups(divided)
Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
Cold butter – 1/2 cup
Diced fresh rhubarb or frozen rhubarb – 3 cups
Elderberries – 2 cups
Cornstarch – 2 tablespoons
Water – 1 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
Step 2. Combine the flour, oats, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Step 3. Next, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Step 4. Set aside half of mixture for topping.
Step 5. Press remaining crumb mixture into an un-greased 11 x 7-in. baking dish.
Step 6. Top with rhubarb and berries.
Step 7. Combine cornstarch and remaining sugar in a small saucepan.
Step 8. Now, gradually stir in water and bring to a boil.
Step 9. Reduce heat then cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Step 10. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
Step 11. Pour over the fruit and sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
Step 12. Place in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 13. Serve warm or cold.
If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
5. Fresh Elderberry Tea Recipe
Filtered water – 16 ounces
Dried elderberries – 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Raw honey – 1 teaspoon (optional)
Step 1. Pour water and elderberries into a small saucepan.
Step 2. Next, add the turmeric and cinnamon powder.
Step 3. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Step 4. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Step 5. Finally, strain through a fine mesh strainer and pour into individual mugs.
Step 6. Stir in raw honey if using.
I hope these recipes help you have a healthy and prosperous New Year.
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