Red Currant Preserves

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Red Currant Preserves
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
15 min.
Preparation
ready in 35 min.
Ready in
Calories:
69
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 jar contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie69 kcal(3 %)
Protein0.22 g(0 %)
Fat0.07 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates17.56 g(12 %)
Sugar added15.09 g(60 %)
Roughage1.11 g(4 %)
Vitamin A3.65 mg(456 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.16 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁0.01 mg(1 %)
Vitamin B₂0.01 mg(1 %)
Niacin0.05 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₆0.01 mg(1 %)
Folate0 μg(0 %)
Pantothenic acid0.06 mg(1 %)
Biotin0.76 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C28.72 mg(30 %)
Potassium51.39 mg(1 %)
Calcium8.94 mg(1 %)
Magnesium3.83 mg(1 %)
Iron0.25 mg(2 %)
Zinc0.04 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.01 g
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
3
Ingredients
4 ¼ cups
2 ¼ cups
¼ cup
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Currant

Preparation steps

1.
Wash the currants and remove them from their stems. Tip: freeze the currants, still on their stems, first. It will be easier to remove them from the stems when they are frozen. No need to thaw the fruit before proceeding with the recipe.
2.
Sterilize your canning jars by dropping them in boiled water.
3.
While the jars are sterilizing, put the red currants and water in a large, non-reactive pot (no cast iron unless it is enameled, and no aluminum). Gently crush the currants with a potato masher or the bottom of a wine bottle. Add the sugar. Cook the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
4.
Once the sugar is completely dissolved, raise the heat to high and boil, stirring often, until the jam reaches the jell point. Remove the red currant jam from the heat and skim off any foam that has formed on the surface.
5.
If the jam reaches the jell point before the jars are sterilized, simply remove the jam from the heat until the jars are ready. Reheat the jam just barely back to a simmer before filling the jars.
6.
Ladle the hot jam into the sterilized jars leaving 1/4 to 1/2-inch head space. Screw on canning lids. You can simply allow the jars to cool and then store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. For longer term storage at room temperature, process the jars in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
7.
Keep in mind that as with all jams, your red currant jam will firm up as it cools. It will still be somewhat runny while it is still hot.
8.
Jars of red currant jam that have been processed in a boiling water bath will keep, unopened, for up to one year. The jam is still safe to eat after that, but the quality will decline. Once opened, store the jars in the refrigerator just as you would with store bought jams.