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Currant Jelly
from CountryLady

This recipe, from Canadian Living, calls for a combination of red & white currants. Cultivated white currants are available at farmer's markets & specialty stores. Since I'm a lucky person with a red currant bush in my yard, I don't do the combo. Use this tart/sweet jelly on toast.

10 cups

  • 6 cups red currants, stemmed
  • 6 cups white currants, stemmed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (57 g) package fruit pectin crystals
  • 7 cups sugar

Using a potato masher or an immersion blender, crush currants in a large Dutch oven.

Add water& bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; reduce heat, cover& simmer until currents are softened& deflated, about 10 minutes.

Wet a jelly bag (I use cheesecloth), wring out& suspend on a frame over a large measuring cup or bowl.

Fill with currants& liquid; let drip, pressing bag lightly, until juice measures 6 1/2 cups, about 2 1/2 hours.

Stirring constantly, bring juice& pectin to a boil in a large, clean pot.

Add sugar, bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constsntly with a wooden spoon; Boil vigorously, stirring, for a minute.

Remove from heat, skim off foam& pour into hot canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace.

Wipe rims (if necessary), cover with prepared lids& screw on bands fingertip tight.

Boil in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.