An easy and excellent method of preserving small fruits, such as currants, strawberries and raspberries, is by putting them up raw.
Look the fruit over and mash each berry carefully, or put through food grinder, then take equal parts of crushed berries and sugar and mix together. Let stand in a cool place over night to dissolve the sugar. Can the next morning in Mason jars. The success of this method depends upon mashing each berry and having the sugar thoroughly dissolved before canning.
Cherry Currants are particularly nice done up this way.