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Blackcurrant jam recipe – how to make without preserving sugar

Blackcurrant jam recipe – how to make without preserving sugar

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How to make a fruity blackcurrant jam – it’s easy with this recipe. You only need three ingredients and no preserving sugar. The homemade jam is made with whole berries and tastes heavenly delicious. It is perfect on bread or baguette for a sweet breakfast. You can find a detailed blackcurrant jam recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions here at the very bottom.

Blackcurrant jam recipe without preserving sugar

I made my blackcurrant jam without preserving sugar. Instead, apple pectin was used as a gelling agent. Because normally preserving sugar consists of ordinary sugar, pectin and citric acid. Sometimes additives, like preservatives, are added to it. If you want to avoid them, study the ingredients list on the package. Of course, you can make the jam without pectin, but with preserving sugar. Then just replace sugar and pectin in the recipe below with the same amount, so about 500 g of preserving sugar 3:1. Alternatively, you can make the currant jam both without preserving sugar and without pectin. Since blackcurrants naturally have a high pectin content, you can make the jam using only berries and sugar. In this case, you will have to boil it down a little longer until the desired consistency is reached.

How to make blackcurrant jam

Very fine without seeds

I love jams with whole fruits, which you then spread on your bread. That’s why I made the blackcurrant jam with whole berries. If you prefer a fine jam without seeds, puree the currants with a blender before cooking and pass the berry mixture through a sieve after cooking.

With spices or with a shot

By the way, you can spice up your blackcurrant jam with various spices. Refine it with vanilla or cinnamon, for example. Add them to the berry mixture during cooking. The blackcurrant jam also tastes delicious with a shot of rum. Mix it into the jam after you have taken it off the stove.

Blackcurrant jam recipe

This blackcurrant jam is

  • fruity,
  • sweet-sour,
  • delicious,
  • aromatic,
  • with whole berries,
  • also possible without seeds,
  • without preserving sugar,
  • easy and quick to make.

Blackcurrant jam recipe

For the recipe you need only three ingredients. From them you can quickly and easily make a delicious fruit jam. Here you can get a rough idea of how the preparation works and what you need for it. The exact quantities and step-by-step instructions for making blackcurrant jam can be found in the recipe box below.

You need

  • blackcurrants,
  • sugar,
  • pectin.

How to make blackcurrant jam: here’s how (Check out the detailed recipe at the bottom.)

  1. First, mix sugar with pectin and then put it in a saucepan with berries. Bring the berry mixture to a boil, stirring, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Now fill the jam into sterilized preserving or screw jars and let it cool down. Done!

Jam from currants

How to make blackcurrant jam: tips and tricks

  • You can adjust the amount of pectin slightly depending on the desired consistency of the jam.
  • When buying pectin, make sure that it is pure pectin without sugar or other additives. Study the list of ingredients on the packaging.
  • You can replace pectin and sugar together in the recipe with the same amount of preserving sugar 3:1.
  • If you want fine currant jam, puree the berries before cooking and pass the berry mixture through a sieve after cooking.
  • Store the homemade currant jam preserved in a cool and dark place. Store already opened preserving jars with the jam in the refrigerator.

Have you made blackcurrant jam yourself using this recipe? I’m looking forward to your results, your star rating and your comment below on how you liked the fruity jam.

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Blackcurrant jam recipe – how to make without preserving sugar

Blackcurrant jam

How to make a fruity blackcurrant jam – it's easy with this recipe. You only need three ingredients and no preserving sugar. The homemade jam is made with whole berries and tastes heavenly delicious. It is perfect on bread or baguette for a sweet breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 1890 g

Equipment

  • preserving jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1500 g blackcurrants without stems
  • 480 g sugar
  • 23 g pectin

Instructions
 

  • Put blackcurrants in a large saucepan.
  • Mix sugar with pectin in a bowl, add it to the currants in the saucepan and mix.
  • Place the saucepan on the stove and heat the berry mixture over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved and juices have formed.
  • Now bring the berry mixture to a boil while stirring and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Immediately pour the hot currant jam into sterilized preserving or screw jars, seal, and allow the jam to cool and gel.

Notes

  • You can adjust the amount of pectin slightly depending on the consistency you want the jam to have.
  • You can replace pectin and sugar together with the same amount of preserving sugar 3:1.
  • If you want fine currant jam, puree the berries before cooking and pass the berry mixture through a sieve after cooking.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the blackcurrant jam at the top of the post.
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