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Effortless 2-ingredient Red Currant Jam

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Effortless 2-ingredient Red Currant Jam means you have basically no excuse to make this easy recipe. If you have a red currant bush in your garden or bought a nice little amount and wish to make some jam out of it, it is simple. 

Honestly the longest might have been picking them, which honestly is still fun actually. You just need some patience or little hands to help you. But being this easy to make red currant jam is well worth it. 

Red currant picking

I got the kids to help and make it a family affair. After all, they actually are the one consuming most of the jam in the house. In Spring, they got so excited seeing the bush get his first leaves and see the red currants going from white to bright red. As you know, I really think getting kids involved is important with their relationship with food. I talked about it here and here

Little hands holding rectangular white container filled with red currants

2 ingredients & effortless few steps

This might be your winning combo for your effortless red currant jam! Sugar and this sour fruits: clean them well, mix with sugar and cook for an hour. Pour in jar and voila! I can’t simplify this recipe more! 

It will be a small batch, just the perfect amount to a bunch of nice toast on weekends, the perfect treat! 

I like that it is a small batch because it skips the steps of sterilizing. Just 2 jars that can be stored in the fridge. I make your life easier. 

Spread the love with a 2-ingredient jam

If you have some smaller jars, it could also make a perfect hostess gift. We are or should I say the kids are great jam eaters, they love to spread some goodness, specially if it’s homemade on their toast. The 2-ingredient Red Currant Jam is no exception!

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook, I would love to see it!

View from above of red currant jam with white dish towel and wood background

Effortless 2-ingredient Red Currant Jam

Winning combo for your effortless 2-ingredient red currant jam! Sugar and this sour fruits make the perfect spread with these sour fruits!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy, fruit, red currants, spread, summer
Servings: 400 ml
Author: Mélanie


  • 500 g red currants
  • 250 g granulated sugar


  • Remove any leaf or mini branches from the red currants, wash them well.
  • Pour the red currants in a pot, add in the sugar.
  • Mix the sugar so all the fruits are coated.
  • Cook on low heat and stir often for about an hour. You will know it is cooked when you take some with a wooden spoon and it is dripping down. Drop by drop. It should NOT do a continuing drip.
  • Allow to cool down a little and pour it in glass container. Keep refrigerated.


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