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Recipes and Tips

Elderberries, blackberries and blueberries are interchangeable in recipes!

Great Sauce for wild game! Try Spiced Elderberry Sauce.

Make natural oil for your skin that can fade dark spots and tone!

Make fruit pops or smoothies for the kids.  There is no easier way to get them to eat healthy!

You'll need one double raw pie crust

Filling Ingredients

4 cups fresh or frozen elderberries

1 ½ Cups White sugar or Sugar Substitute

4 Tablespoons Flour

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch

1 lemon, grate ½ of the lemon rind

1 teaspoon butter

1 egg white

Sprinkle of sugar



Combine all ingredients into a 3 quart or larger sauce pan.  Simmer on medium heat,

stirring occasionally. When mixture begins to thicken, stir constantly to avoiding scorching,

until you achieve a thick pie filling consistency.   

Carefully pour filling into bottom pie crust, do not overfill. 

Add 1 teaspoon of butter.

Apply top crust; carefully seal the edges. I use cold water between the two crust layers to ensure a tight seal.

Gently brush top of crust with egg white.   Sprinkle with sugar.

Cut decorative holes in top crust to vent.

You’re ready to bake:

15 mins at 425 degrees

Then, 30 – 40 mins on 350 degrees

Allow to cool before cutting into pie.

Serve with cool whip, or warm with Ice Cream.  



Elderberry Pie Recipe
This is my daughters recipe, she's a professional baker
Do an internet search to find great facts and recipes for Elderberries.

I found an Elderberry wine recipe. This deep dark purple homemade wine is amazing and its a Super-food! Bonus!!!

Elderberry Tea


2 Cups of water

2 tablespoons dried elderberries

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp Nutmeg

First, put the water and elderberries into a small saucepan.Add Nutmeg and cinnamon.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.


Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.


Strain through a fine mesh strainer and pour.

Sweeten as you please. 

Elder Flower, Jasmine and Vanilla Skin Oil

use as a moisturizer, massage oil, and for skin treatments

You’ll need a double boiler, or a large saucepan and a metal or oven-safe glass bowl that rests comfortably on top of the larger saucepan.


1/3 cup Dried Elder Flowers

1/3 cup Dried Jasmine Flowers

I vanilla bean, split in half, long ways

1 ¼ cup of coconut or sweet almond oil

Cheesecloth (optional)


Add water to your double boiler or larger sauce pan, about half full

In top of double boiler or in the metal or glass bowl, add all ingredients.

Simmer 2 hours, careful not to allow the oil to boil.  Stir every 20-30 minutes

Remove from heat; allow sitting and cooling for 30 mins

Strain oil through a fine mesh strainer; allow draining for 20-30 mins.

Take herbs from strainer, place in cheesecloth and squeeze out all the excess oil. Discard herbs

Place oil into airtight glass jar, should keep for 4 – 6 months


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