Blackcurrant Jam has a deep fruity flavour, it's easy to make and a real taste of summer.
4.36 from 48 votes
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 20mins
Total Time 25mins
Course jam, preserves
Cuisine British, Scottish
550g sugar1 1/4 lb
Place 3 saucers into the fridge to use when testing for set.
Remove the stalks, then wash the fruit.
Simmer gently with the water until the skins are really soft.
Add the sugar
Stir until dissolved
Boil rapidly (rolling boil) until setting point is reached.
I suggest you boil for 15 minutes then test for set, if not set test again after 5 minutes.
There are many methods of testing set, I put saucers or small plates in the fridge and drop a spoonful of jam onto the plate, leave in the fridge for 5 minutes, if it wrinkles when you push it with your finger then it's ready. Check out the video to see the wrinkle test. Remember to take the jam off the heat while testing. If it's not set then you can put it back on for 5 minutes.PLEASE NOTE: I have made double quantities successfully, but care needs to be taken if you plan to make three times the quantity as it is difficult to ensure set and avoid burning the bottom of the pan.