Blackcurrant Jam
Blackcurrant Jam is probably one of the easiest jams to make because blackcurrants are packed with pectin!
  Serving: 15 g (1 tbsp)       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
  • 1 kg (2 lb) blackcurrants
  • 1.5 kg (3 lb) sugar
  • 850 ml (30 fl oz) water
  • A knob of butter
  1. Put the blackcurrants and the water in a large pan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 40 minutes.
  2. Add in the sugar and bring back to the boil with stirring. Boil vigorously for 10 minutes.
  3. Check if the jam will set by putting a teaspoon of the jam on a very cold plate (preferably from the freezer) and leaving for 1 minute. If the jam hasn’t set, boil for another 5 minutes. This is usually enough!
  4. Stir in the butter and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before putting into clean, sterile jars.
Titli's Tips
The quantities given make 4 lb (2 kg) of jam.

By allowing the jam to cool slightly before putting in the jars you reduce the chances of all the fruit settling to the bottom of the jar.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 49 2%
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Unsaturated Fat 0.0g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 12.4g 4%
Dietary Fibre 0.0g 0%
Sugars 11.3g
Protein 0.01g 0%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.