Redcurrant and Cherry Jam

Redcurrant and Cherry Jam
Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: British
  • 1 kg (2lbs) cherries
  • 450g (1lb)redcurrants
  • 1.5 kg (3lb 5oz) sugar
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) water
  1. Wash the fruit.
  2. Remove stones from cherries.
  3. Top and tail the redcurrants.
  4. Place all the fruit and the water in a preserving pan and bring to the boil.
  5. Turn down the heat so the mixture simmers and leave it to cook until the fruit is soft - 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Add the sugar slowly, stirring all the time to ensure that it dissolves. Keep stirring until the bottom of the pan is free of gritty sugar crystals.
  7. Bring back to the boil and boil hard until setting point is reached.
  8. Pour into warm sterilized jars and seal immediately.

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