Raspberry and Blackcurrant Jam

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When faced with a glut of fruit my first thought always turns to jam! So when I recently came across 3 punnets of raspberries for 2p each and a punnet of blackcurrants for 1p after eating some of the raspberries I decided to make jam with the rest of the fruit. I’ve never been that keen on blackcurrants and remember growing them at my old house and making jam but I just found it a bit too sharp for my taste. However I knew in a much smaller ratio to the raspberries they would just give a more subtle flavour hit and I have to say they worked beautifully together. So if you haven’t made Raspberry & Blackcurrant Jam before I can highly recommend it!

Raspberry and Blackcurrant Jam - Fab Food 4 All

Last night I made some strawberry tarts on the spur of the moment and having run out of apricot jam (which I would normally use as a glaze), instead I used my Raspberry & Blackcurrant Jam and it took the tarts to a new level of deliciousness! I will have to post them at some point although I only took a couple of snaps with my phone as I hadn’t realised how fabulous they’d be!


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Raspberry and Blackcurrant Jam
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Raspberries and Blackcurrants are a perfect flavour combination is this heavenly jam.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: ⅔ jars
  • 450g Raspberries, washed (I spin dry mine in salad spinner)
  • 150g Blackcurrants, washed and de-stalked
  • 675g Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 300 mls Water
  1. Place raspberries, blackcurrants, lemon juice and water into a preserving pan (or one of that size).
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes stirring occassionally.
  3. Turn the heat down low and stir in the sugar until completely dissolved.
  4. Bring to the boil (stirring to prevent sticking) and time for 7 minutes.
  5. Take off the heat and pour a few drops onto a chilled saucer.
  6. Push you finger through and if it forms a crinkle it's ready.
  7. If not, re-boil for a couple of minutes and repeat until ready.
  8. Pour into hot sterilised jars.
  9. Makes about 800mls.

Raspberry and Blackcurrant Jam - Fab Food 4 All

Bread and home-made jam – you can’t beat it!

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As my jam uses bargain seasonal fruit I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and I’m also entering it into Simple and in Season run by Ren Behan.

Credit Crunch Munchsimple and in season

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  1. Alica

    I have never made jam, I think I will have a go!

    1. Camilla

      It’s never too late to start, I just love it:-)

  2. Jinger Kat

    Raspberry jam is my favorite, must try this recipe with blackcurrants

    1. Camilla

      Oh do:-)

  3. Galina V

    I have a glut of tomatoes this year, but alas, the raspberry crop was almost non-existent for some reason, so I haven’t made any raspberry jam this year. I love combination of berries in jams, and raspberry and blackcurrant jam is like an essence of summer

    1. Camilla

      I have never had any success growing tomatoes they always just rot as they are about to ripen. Wonder why your raspberries didn’t flourish this year? The jam was lovely:-)

  4. Amy Withnall

    Never made my own jam before but this looks so yummy I might just have to give it a try.

    1. Camilla

      Great stuff, I’m sure you’ll get hooked once you start;-)

  5. Richa

    I love making jam and your recipe looks so easy. I’m sure it tastes delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richa, it really is, had some this afternoon as a treat on some toast:-)

  6. Madiha Nawaz

    I love making jams and this recipe is so easy, just like mine is! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Jam making is so satisfying isn’t it:-)

  7. Leah

    Lovely color on the jam! Love the combo of the fruits, too!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Leah:-)

  8. Michael Robbins

    Been meaning to make some jam for ages!! Will definitely use this recipe this weekend 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Fab Michael, do let me know how you get on:-)

  9. Amy Jo McLellan

    In all my life, I’ve never made jam but this looks so appealing that I might just have to try!

    1. Camilla

      Oh please do Amy I’m sure you’ll get hooked like me:-)

  10. Maya Russell

    Glad the seeds/pips are left in as it gives it more wholesomeness! Looks good.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya, my hubby doesn’t like seeds but he always manages to eat my jam even though he’ll moan!

  11. Jacqueline Roberts

    will make this looks great

    1. Camilla

      It’s really lovely, do let me know what you think:-)

  12. Ursula Hunt

    My favourite flavour jam

  13. Kavey

    You know I love making jam too (though brakes are on until I give away/ eat more of our jam mountain). This combo looks so good!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, I can thoroughly recommend it:-)

  14. sarah

    Don’t think I’ve ever tasted jam with blackcurrant in it before. Looks delish!

    1. Camilla

      Really Sarah! I’ve had plain Blackcurrant but as I said it’s just a bit too sharp on it’s own but with the raspberries here it was perfect;-)

  15. Patty Haxton Anderson

    Your jam looks amazing and my mouth is watering. Great post and photos.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Patty:-)

  16. William Gould

    Got enough blackcurrants from the garden, and should be able to swap our excess blackberries for raspberries with a neighbour, so this one’s on the cards!

    1. Camilla

      Great William, happy jam making:-)

  17. Heather Haigh

    I have a glut of raspberries and currants atm, I think I must try this, it looks lush. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Heather do show and tell when you do:-)

  18. Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too

    Totally love this fruit combination. the bread is just a vehicle to get at the goodness!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, I just worked so well:-)

  19. Joanne T Ferguson

    What a great flavor combination for jam! I love the color and love blackcurrent! pinned and shared

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Joanne, it is an amazing flavour and colour:-)

  20. Debi @ Life Currents

    I love red jam on my toast in the morning. Yours looks fabulous!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Debi, yes the colour is so vibrant:-)

  21. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    Oh that looks like summer in a jar! Love the colour – the whole post makes me want to go summer berry picking 🙂

  22. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    What a bargain and lovely look jam as well

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jo, yes I love preserving my bargain fruits:-)

  23. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    love the sound of this jam, and what bargainous fruit to make it with!

    1. Camilla

      Yes my bargains are proving to be the cure for any writer’s/recipe developer’s block that’s for certain!

  24. Nadia

    Homemade jam is the best 😀 love the combo 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nadia:-)

  25. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I don’t eat much jam but your posts always make me fancy it! Love the photos too, don’t know how you made the weather this month look so summery! 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca – well the joy of jam is that you can wait a week or more for a sunny spell before shooting it:-)

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