Currant jelly

With currants from the bushes in our front yard we made some delicious currant jelly. We managed to get 2 jars out of our haul. It’s an easy recipe, it just takes a bit of time. (note: don’t try to double the recipe as it likely won’t set, just make 2 batches.)

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2 jars


  • 3 cups of currant juice (about 3 1/2 pounds of berries)
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water

Put the berries into a big pot and add a cup of water. Heat the berries until they burst. Put the squishy berries in a cheese cloth covered sieve, and let the juice strain through for at least 8 hours. (most recipes say leave it overnight…but i’m impatient)

Once you have the juice put 3 cups of juice and 3 cups of sugar into a saucepan and bring the mixture to the boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture thickens. You can test it by placing it on a cold plate, if the jelly sets it’s ready!

Once the jelly is thick enough, skim any scum off the top of the jelly then pour it into a sterilized jar and seal.

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  1. yummo; love the jam photo.

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