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What desserts can you make with elderberries?

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Desserts that can be made with elderberries include elderberry coffee cake and elderberry pie. Elderberries can also be used along with cream and sugar to make elderberry ice cream.

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What desserts can you make with elderberries?
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To make elderberry pie, combine 1 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 4 cups elderberries in a bowl with 3 tablespoons cornstarch whisked with a little water. Once the mixture reaches the desired thickness, pour it into a prepared pastry shell. Dollop butter on top of the elderberry filling. Cut another prepared pastry shell into strips, and weave a lattice over the top of the pie. Bake the pie at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.

To make elderberry coffee cake, beat 8 ounces softened cream cheese until it has a light, fluffy texture, and then mix in 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg. In another bowl, sift together 2 cups all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup sugar, and cut in 1/2 cup cold butter chopped into chunks. Once the mixture forms pea-sized crumbles, remove 3/4 cup, and set it aside. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon baking soda into the rest of the butter and flour mixture.

In a separate container, combine 3/4 cup sour cream, 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add this wet mixture slowly to the flour mixture until a thick batter forms. Spoon it into the bottom and around the edges of a springform pan, add the cream cheese mixture, and top everything with 8 ounces of hot elderberry jam. Sprinkle the reserved crumbles over the jam, and bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes.

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