Go Back
+ servings
Easy Blackcurrant Curd
Print Pin
4.89 from 9 votes

Easy Blackcurrant Curd

A delicious fruit curd made with fresh blackcurrants
Course Jam and Curd
Cuisine British
Keyword blackcurrant
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 86kcal


  • 300 g fresh blackcurrants
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs


  • Put the blackcurrants in a pan with a splash of water. Cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes until the fruit has released its juices.
  • Zest the lemon into a small bowl and then squeeze the juice into the same bowl.
  • Place a heatproof bowl (I used a pudding bowl) over a pan of just simmering water. Put the lemon juice and zest, butter and caster sugar in the bowl and heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Set the bowl aside while you prepare the eggs. Crack the eggs into a bowl, whisk well with a fork and then sieve the eggs into the pudding bowl over the water.
  • Add the fruit from the other pan, stir well, and keep stirring for 30-40 minutes until thickened and it coats the back of a spoon.
  • Strain the fruit out using a sieve and pour into a sterilised jar.


  • Note: Adapted from this recipe on BBC website.
  • Store your blackcurrant curd in the fridge and use within about 2 weeks.
  • You can also freeze small containers of fruit curd to make it last longer.
  • Makes one medium jar.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg