black currant jelly recipe

Blackcurrant Jelly

This blackcurrant jelly recipe is a classic British dessert that is easy to make and delicious to eat. It is perfect for a summer treat and can be enjoyed by the whole family. I hope that you will enjoy making and eating this jelly as much as I do.


  • 2 cups fresh blackcurrants
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 packet of gelatin (around 7g)

Additional information

  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 100 per serving
  • Additional Notes: This jelly is a great way to use up a surplus of blackcurrants. It can be served with toast, scones, or as a topping for ice cream.
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: British


  1. Rinse the blackcurrants and remove any stems.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the blackcurrants and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the blackcurrant mixture into a bowl. Press the mixture to extract as much juice as possible.
  4. In a separate saucepan, combine the sugar and lemon juice. Add the blackcurrant juice and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin until it is dissolved.
  6. Pour the mixture into a jelly mold or individual serving dishes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  7. Serve chilled.

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