Five-minute red currant jam is not only quick and easy to prepare, but also preserves vitamins and all the beneficial properties of berries. It is cooked, of course, not declared 5 minutes, but still the hostess will not take much time and effort: the whole process, including the preparation of berries and syrup, will take about 40 minutes. Note that red currant is a rather sour berry, so for this jam you will need a lot of sugar.
Redcurrant Jam Recipe for Five Minutes
Prepare the ingredients for the jam:
- red currant - 1 kg;
- sugar -1.5 kg;
- water - 1 cup.
Start by preparing the harvested currants. It must be cleaned of leaves and other debris, remove twigs and rinse thoroughly with cool water. After that, put the berries in a colander so that the glass is excess moisture. At this time, prepare sugar syrup. In a saucepan or in any other deep, deep enameled bowl, mix water and sugar and bring the mixture to a boil. Make sure that all granules of granulated sugar dissolve. Dip the berries in boiling syrup and boil them from the moment of boiling for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan of berries from the heat and mix.
The consistency of the jam will depend on how you mix it when you open the tea jar a few months later.
If you like red currant jelly more, stir it vigorously with a wooden spatula. If you like whole berries, gently shake the “five minute”, shaking the dishes from side to side. After this, repeat the five-minute cooking procedure 2 more times, not forgetting to remove the pan from the heat between boiling and shake the jam. In total, you boil the berries three times. Pour hot jam into sterilized jars and roll it with metal lids. Banks must be wrapped until completely cooled.
Even less time will be spent on the process of directly preparing currant jam according to another recipe. For this method, prepared and washed berries are covered with sugar (the proportions can be taken as in the previous recipe) and left for 6-7 hours or overnight. During this time, red currants will secrete juice, so you no longer need to add water. After insisting, the container with berries is put on fire and boiled 1 time for 5 minutes. Hot jam is bottled in jars and corked with metal or nylon caps.
How to make redcurrant jam
Unusual recipes for five-minute redcurrant jam
If you have already learned how to make redcurrant jam according to the classic recipe, it is time to try something new. Jam made according to original recipes will delight you with its unusual and refined taste.
“Five minutes” of red currant with vanilla
This unusual treat will be a wonderful treat for guests or just make your daily tea party much tastier. To make such a jam you will need:
- 2 kg of berries;
- 1 kg of gelling sugar. This is a special type of sugar that is used in the manufacture of jelly, jams, marmalade. It includes pectin and citric acid;
- 2 vanilla sticks.
- Prepare the fruits of red currant, peel them from leaves and stalks and rinse.
- Add a little water to the berries, boil.
- Fold the currants onto a sieve and wipe until gruel.
- Fold the resulting mass back into a bowl of water, add the vanilla sticks divided into several parts and add sugar.
- Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and remove the vanilla pods.
- Put the jam in pre-sterilized jars and roll it up.
Excellent five-minute redcurrant and vanilla jam is done!
Redcurrant Jam Five Minutes with Honey
Immediately make a reservation that the recipe uses artificial honey. And it is very important! When heated, natural honey becomes a strong carcinogen, so it is not suitable for jam. But do not worry: despite such a replacement, the jam will taste great.
- red currant - 800 g;
- artificial honey - 800 g;
- water - 2 glasses.
Make honey syrup: dissolve honey in water, gradually increasing the heat. Bring the syrup to a boil and add the peeled currant berries to it. Let the mixture boil again and boil it for 5 minutes. It is not necessary to mix the jam. Pour the finished treat into banks and roll up.