Friday, July 21, 2017

Good Fillings... Currant Pie Filling



Currant Pie Filling
Found on Canning Only Recipes - Found on Pinterest


Makes 1 quart 

5 cups Currants

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup Clear Jel

Wash currants in batches of no more than two quarts.

Combine water, sugar and ClearJel® in a large, heavy pan and slowly bring to a boil, stirring continuously until it begins to thicken.

Add lemon juice, fold in currants and bring up to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes and then can immediately.

Canning using hot pack method with 1" of headspace. Processing with a Water Bath for 30 minutes for quart jars, at 212 degrees.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, loving your site and the recipes. Already made one of the soups.
    My question is: where do you find currnants like these in the USA? I have never ever seen these available anywhere at any price. Am constantly seeing great recipes, especially in all the old cookbooks. But have never seen this fruit where I could buy it. The "currants" available dried are really just a type of raisin, a dried grape thing.

    I have purchased (very pricey) currant jelly, and it's just absolutely marvelous! But that's also near impossible to find.

    So I decided I'd plant some currant bushes. And guess what? can't be shipped to North Carolina! Some sort of restriction.

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    1. I'm originally from NC, but now live in SC... currants are restricted in NC due to a fungus or something that affects the white pines... I planted a couple bushes here in SC, but have not had much luck thus far! Sorry I am no help to you... this is actually a recipe shared by a reader, I have not tried it myself. ~~Granny

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