Raspberry and Red Currant Jam

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

I’m too mean with my raspberries to use all of them up in jam, so I mix them with red currants. This has a wonderful color. The flavor of the raspberry is dominant, and there are still lots left to eat.


  • lb raspberries
  • lb red currants stripped from their stems


Prepare the fruit and put in a preserving kettle. Add the water and simmer gently until quite tender - this should only take 4-5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat, add the sugar, and stir until it has dissolved. Return the pan to the heat.

Boil rapidly, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, and skimming when necessary. To test for setting, either use a candy thermometer,