Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Red Currant Jam?

My husband asked me what the red berries were by the porch.  I went out a looked and decided they were red currants. I did not plant them.  I consulted a gardening friend and the internet for second opinions, then harvested the berries.  I got about two cups but wanted to make jelly anyway.  Debating the idea of buying another berry to fill out the quantities I decided not to.  I followed an internet recipe that basically said to heat the berries with some water to soften them, run then through a food mill then weight out the puree and add and equal measure of sugar.  Off I went.  Here are the results.

Aren't they pretty!

Softening on the stove.

Through the mill.
One.  That's right one,  beautiful half pint jar of jam.


  1. Well I think it looks great -- when do we try it out? ;)

  2. I have an open jar of mulberry jelly the boys and I made for their 4h fair projects and and open jar of mulberry butter I made with the left overs of that project and an open jar of rose hip jam from last season to eat first. My husband get cranky if I have too many open jellies. My pantry looks like attack of the jelly and soon the apple and pear trees will be ready. The red currant jam set very hard it might be more berry caramel than jam but the spoon tasted good.