Sunday, October 19, 2014
In the fall when the weather turns cool I enjoy baking fresh berry and fruit pies. One of my favorite pies is apple elderberry. This recipe is not one you are going to find at your weekly recipe meet because I came up with it because my husband likes apple pie and I like elderberry so I mixed the fruit so we both had a pie we would enjoy.
I grow elderberries in my yard for the birds but always take from the bush for my autumn recipes. In august I harvested elderberries by cutting off the dark blue black clusters with my garden scissor and then I put the berry cluster in a colander to wash off before freezing.
Fresh elderberries are messy; the juice stains and is nearly impossible to get out so I always freeze before using. When I back with elderberries I always add them to recipe when they are frozen.
Gather ingredients for pie recipe:
Here is the recipe for elderberry-apple pie: