Make Your own Home-grown Currant Syrup

Currants are ripe

Do you have wild currants growing in your yard? We wanted to add a little functional color to our yard (and you can’t eat flowers) – so we ordered the seeds from this shop, and have been growing wild currants ever since. Ironically, cultivating something with ‘wild’ in it’s name.

If you are like me you’ve watched them grow, ripen, and get picked off by birds year after year. If you’ve got kids with an interest in gardening and a nice sized bucket, then this quick recipe for syrup may be one for your family to try.

Everyone looooved this sauce on their pancakes. This is the first time we’ve done anything with our currants and it was a rousing success.

We were so glad we decided to use them this year. Next we will learn to make jam.

Ingredients:

One quart freshly picked red currants from your yard

1 cup water

1 cup sugar (whatever kind you use)

Directions:

Bring to a boil, boil for a while, then simmer for a while, about 10-15 minutes. I know that’s a a lot of sugar, but currants are really tart. Try this syrup with Caryn’s Gourmet Pancakes.
Currant Syrup

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