Elderberries are widely known for their health benefits, but who knew how tasty they are too. Find out how to make a special treat packed with goodness and good health. Everyone who tries this recipe will thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

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Elderberry Sour Cream Pie

Recipe from Elderberry Value-Added Sourcebook by Deni Phillips


1 cup sour cream
2/3 cups honey
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups elderberries, all stems removed
9-inch pie crust (purchased or use your own recipe)


Mix sour cream, honey, and flour together in a medium-sized bowl.
Add the elderberries.
Place the mixture in an unbaked nine-inch pie crust and bake at 400 ̊ F for 30-40 minutes, or until knife comes out cleanly from the center. Let cool completely. Serves 6 to 8.

NOTE: Elderberries are known for their health benefits, but there are dangers in consuming the raw or under-ripe fruit, leaves, bark, or root. Use only the elderflowers or very ripe berries, and carefully remove the stems and cook thoroughly.

Article originally published in the April 2012 issue of Missouri Life.