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Redcurrant Sauce

Red Currant Sauce

My neighbours have several redcurrant bushes in their yard that I get to pilfer from whenever I like and right now they’re practically dripping with those beautiful little red berries. The thing I really love about this sauce- besides the fact that it’s really easy to make- is that it’s incredibly versatile. We’ve put it on everything from salmon or lamb to ice cream and french toast. I like my sauce to be more tart than sweet, so adjust the sugar amount to your taste if you want something that’s a little sweeter. Honey also works well in this recipe as an alternate to the sugar.


  • 1 big bowl of fresh redcurrants
  • 2 tbsp sugar per every cup of berries


Remove the berries from their stems and rinse them well. Put in a large pot with sugar and simmer on medium low stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until the berries are pulpy. Pour liquid through a fine strainer or sifter to remove seeds and you’re ready to go!

Seriously, that’s it.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: Each cup of berries makes about 3/4 cup of sauce

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