This apple cinnamon elderberry syrup uses apple juice, fresh apples, and cinnamon to enhance its flavor profile and health benefits.
Combine dried elderberries, apples, spices, and apple juice (or water) in a medium sized pot.
Bring to a boil and stir; reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Allow to cool. Strain through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash berry mixture well to get all the juice out.
Add honey and stir well. Divide into small jars and freeze or refrigerate. Keeps 2 weeks in the fridge, up to a year in the freezer.
Honey should not be used for infants younger than 1 year of age.
Kids Dosage: For general immune support, take 1 teaspoon daily. For illness, take 1 teaspoon every few hours during the day.
Adult Dosage: For general immune support, take 1 tablespoon daily. For illness, take 1 tablespoon every few hours during the day.