Recipe by Jenny Sanders
Summer in a jar! Currants add zip to the cherries and help ensure a good set. I've tried a number of different gadgets to pit cherries, and within 5 minutes I generally revert to using my fingers. A tedious job but well worth it.
Directions See How It's Made
- Pit the cherries, and chop them roughly if desired.
- Wash the currants and put them in a sauce pan with the water.
- Cover them and bring them to a boil, stirring gently, until they are all popped.
- Press them through a sieve, and reserve the puree.
- Discard the skins, stems and seeds.
- Mix the currant puree, cherries, and sugar in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
- Boil hard until the mixture reaches the gell stage, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and skim.
- Seal in sterilized jars.
- Process in boiling water for 5 minutes.