Recipe by Jenny Sanders
I often use currants instead of pectin in making jams. They add a lively tang and ensure the jam sets beautifully, especially since I use as little sugar as I can get away with. Use red currants and red raspberries together, or black currants with black raspberries.
Top Review by Katrina C
Love this recipe! So basic and so yummy! On my second batch I used 1 1/2 Cups of Honey instead of sugar. Not a bad substitute at all, but my next batch will be sugar again. Thanks!
- 4 cups red currants or 4 cups black currants
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 6 cups red raspberries or 6 cups black raspberries
- 3 cups sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Wash the currants and put them in a sauce pan with the water.
- Cover the pot and bring to a boil, stirring gently, until the currants are all popped.
- Press them through a sieve, and reserve the puree.
- Discard the skins, stems and seeds.
- Gently rinse the raspberries and drain them well.
- Mix the currant puree, raspberries and sugar in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
- Boil hard until the mixture almost reaches the gell stage, about 20 minutes.
- Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
- Remove from the heat and skim.
- Seal in sterilized jars.
- Put in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.