Redcurrants are fabulous for jam making and when fully ripe have the highest pectin content. We have several redcurrant bushes in our garden and every year we look forward to the bounty. This is a great jam for using as a base for numerous sauces and also wonderful over vanilla ice cream!
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Do you really need so much sugar!!!! As it's Home made you reduce this by loads. The bitter tang is what Red currents are! - 08 Jul 2014
Great recipe. I love red currants! I generally make Redcurrant Jelly so this is a lovely change. So many red currants this year.... I did change the instructions very slightly, I simmered the currants for between 25 - 35 minutes and used a potato masher to help the breaking down of the fruit. ( I made 3 batches) I also made a small batch mixing red currants with some gooseberries and raspberries. - 13 Aug 2013
Simmered for 30 min that was enough - 10 Dec 2013