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Red Currant Jelly
Submitted by Keldon C. See all of Keldon C.'s recipes. | September 30th, 2021

Ingredients are for 4 Jars.
Scale It
Amount Unit Ingredient
2 pounds
1 1/2 cups
2 whole
1 teaspoon
2 1/4 cups
Pick any stalks and leaves from the red currants and wash well.

In a large pot, add currants, water, cloves and lemon juice. Simmer for about 45 minutes. Mash down the fruit with a potato masher to a pulp.

Put the pulp into a muslin cloth or layered cheese cloth over a large bowl and let the liquid drip into the bowl. This could take several hours. Squeeze the muslin cloth to be sure to collect all of the juices.

You will need 2 1/4 cups of sugar for every 2 1/2 cups of red currant juice.

Measure the juice produced and place it in a heavy-bottomed stockpot. Bring it to a rolling boil. Once the juice is boiled add the sugar. Bring back to a rolling boil for 8 to 10 minutes.

Pour the jelly into prepared glass jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe the rims clean, put on the lids and tighten the rings, then process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Submitted by Keldon C. See all my recipes. | September 30th, 2021

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