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black currant jam in a jar and on a slice of bread

Black Currant Freezer Jam

Aromatic black currant freezer jam made with agave syrup, a healthier kind of jam with fresh currants.
Course Preserves/Canning Recipes
Cuisine German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 762kcal
Author Adina


  • 12.5 oz black currants
  • 9 tablespoons agave syrup or another sweetener, more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • a few tablespoons water


  • Clean and remove the stalks of the black currants.
  • Crush: Place them in a large pot and add the agave syrup. Use a potato masher to crush the currants a little. You don't want a berry puree; mash the currants partially to obtain some juice while retaining most of them intact.
  • Steep: Mix well and let stand for about an hour. The mixture will become juicier during this time.
  • Cook: Bring everything to a boil and let cook for about 5 minutes while stirring from time to time.
  • Thicken: In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 2-3 tablespoons cold water to obtain a paste. Slowly pour this mixture into the boiling jam while whisking continuously. Bring to a boil again and cook for one more minute.
  • Freeze or refrigerate: Let cool, transfer into a clean jar, and refrigerate or freeze.


The nutrition is calculated for the whole jar of jam.


Serving: 1whole jar | Calories: 762kcal | Carbohydrates: 187g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Sugar: 105g