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20 Best Red Currant Recipes From Jam to Tea

These bold and bright red currant recipes are as tasty as they are vibrant.

They’re easy to make, sweetly tart, and ideal for any party or get-together.

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Red currants taste kind of like a blend of rhubarb and raspberry. So they’re not overly sweet or tart but perfectly balanced, fruity, and juicy.

And they’re so lip-smackingly delicious, they can be used in anything from desserts to savory dishes and drinks.

Fresh or frozen, there are so many ways to enjoy these shiny red berries. So check out these red currant recipes today! 

20 Easy Red Currant Recipes and Ideas

1. Red Currant Muffins

If you love fresh, fruity muffins, you need to whip up a batch of these red currant muffins.

Nothing beats a homemade muffin, especially when they’re as good as these! They’re cakey, light, and jam-packed with tart little berries.

They’re perfect for breakfast or to gobble up with your afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Yum!

2. Red Currant Jam

This delicious red currant jam is perfect for your morning toast. There’s no better way to start the day!

It’s also absolutely scrumptious in winter cookies. Since they’re a little tart, the cookies won’t be too sweet in the end.

It only takes 40 minutes to make four jars of jam that will last you all year. And all you need are three ingredients.

You can’t beat that!

3. Red Currant Yogurt Cakes

Looking for an easy cake recipe for the weekend? These red currant yogurt cakes are just the ticket!

The sponge is pillowy-soft and lightly flavored with just a touch of lemon zest.

Meanwhile, the red currants add a burst of tartness that’s just what this needs to stay balanced.

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Oh, and don’t you just love those pops of color?!

4. Red Currant Crumb Bars

I adore crumbly fruit bars because they’re effortless to make and can be modified in a snap.

It’s as easy as spreading your choice of jam – in this case, red currant – over a shortbread or oaty base and adding a layer of crumb to the top.

Fast, easy, and delicious, what more could you want?

These tasty crumb bars will be a hit with the whole family. So I suggest you make extra!

5. Red Currant Syrup

Jazz up your favorite cocktails and mocktails with this stunning red currant syrup!

Also known as red currant cordial, it’s made with fresh currants, sugar, and Citric and Sorbic acids.

However, you can leave the acids out if you intend to make a small batch and use it within a couple of weeks.

Either way, it adds a beautiful, vibrant red color and fresh, fruity flavor to all your favorite drinks.

6. Red Currant Ice Cream

This pretty pink homemade ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-delicious.

It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and that’s all thanks to those fresh red currants.

Serve a big scoop on a big slice of berry pie, and you’re all set.

7. Red Currant Chutney

Vibrant and full of zest, this red currant chutney is the ultimate sweet and spiced preserve!

A cross between Indian and European chutneys, it has a jam-like texture and is packed with spice.

Between the garlic, ginger, mustard seeds, chili peppers, star anise, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, and lemon peel, this is super complex.

It’s delicious with meats like schnitzel, steak, and pork roast. Give it a go; I know you’ll love it!

8. Hibiscus and Redcurrant Iced Tea

On those blisteringly hot days, nothing is as refreshing as this hibiscus and red currant iced tea.

Tart, fresh, and cooling, it’s super unique and Insta-worthy to boot.

Keep a big pitcher of this fantastic iced tea in your refrigerator! It’ll be a hit with everyone.

9. German Red Currant Cake (Johannisbeerkuchen)

This German cake is ideal for summer BBQs and brunch.

I mean, just look at it! Those berries are so bright, you just want to dive in with a fork.

It’s not too sweet, not too sour, and best served with a cup of coffee and a dollop of whipped cream.

10. Red Currant Caipirinha

Looking for a new summer cocktail? This red currant caipirinha is a wonderful, tart twist on a classic drink. 

Brazil’s national cocktail usually features lime juice with cachaça, a type of rum that some say tastes a little like silver tequila.

But by mixing red currants with lime, you create the most unique, tangy, and citrusy cocktail. And don’t worry, you can use vodka here too!

11. Red Currant Cobbler

This red currant cobbler is the perfect lazy Sunday dessert. It’s comforting, tart, and so easy to make.

Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s just what you need for a last-minute dessert that tastes amazing.

Sweet and tangy baked red currants covered in a soft pastry is just as yummy as it sounds. And it’s best served with a big scoop of ice cream.

12. Mixed Berry Compote

Trying to eat more fruit? This quick and easy mixed berry compote is a super simple way to include more fruits in your diet.

Unlike jams and preserves, this one doesn’t have a ton of sugar. Instead, you get the natural sweetness of the fruit with just a bit of maple syrup.

There’s also cinnamon and anise, making it ideal for the holidays.

13. Fresh Red Currant Sauce for Meat and Fish

Need something bright to add to your plate? Try this red currant sauce!

It pairs well with all kinds of meat and fish and is a cinch to make. You only need 25 minutes and a handful of ingredients.

So, the next time you see fresh, in-season red currants on sale, make sure you grab some!

14. Red Currant Crostini With Goat Cheese

These red currant crostini with goat cheese are the ultimate appetizers for your next party. 

Tangy goat cheese, fresh herbs, and bright red currants piled onto a toasted slice of sourdough bread is already scrummy.

But the light drizzle of honey really makes these babies pop.

How could you possibly resist?

Serve these delectable cheesy, sweet bites to your guests and watch how quickly they disappear. 

15. Red Currant Mojito

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! So, pour yourself a glass of this vibrant red currant mojito. 

This drink has the perfect balance of tart and sweet with a nice boozy, and refreshing finish.

Plus, its vivid red color is so stunning, you’ll want to take a million pictures!

A simple red currant syrup adds a wonderful dimension of flavor to the usual zesty mojito. Add as much or as little as you like, and enjoy!

16. Cosmopolitan with Red Currant

And just like that….the cosmo is back!

I mean, it never really went out of style. But this fruity version is enough to make it your new go-to.

This stylish drink is the perfect signature cocktail to serve during the holidays. And it’s a great way to get people into the party spirit!

A combination of vodka, Triple Sec, lime juice, sparkling wine, and a homemade red currant syrup, it’s deliciously boozy. So be careful with one!

17. Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

The perfect dinner party deserves the perfect dessert. And this red currant and vanilla panna cotta tart tastes as good as it looks.

Its pretty pink hue and silky-smooth finish make it elegant, chic, and, most importantly, absolutely delicious! 

This subtly sweet and tangy tart is a guaranteed showstopper.

18. Prawn Salad with Red Currant Sauce

On the hunt for a delicious side salad? Look no further than this prawn salad with red currant sauce.

Spicy, fruity, and just a little tart, the red currant sauce complements the juicy and sweet prawns so well.

And you’ll love that hit of peppery goodness from the rocket.

Succulent and sweet, this salad is fresh, bright, and oh-so-scrumptious. 

19. Rote Grütze (German Red Berry Pudding)

The next time you need a speedy dessert, try out this rote grütze.

One of the easiest German desserts around is red berry pudding. And it’s ready in just 15 minutes.

You can gobble up this tasty pudding hot or cold. I like it warm with vanilla sauce!

20. Cakey Red Currant and Oat Cookies

A cup of tea or coffee just isn’t complete without a tasty cookie on the side. After all, half the fun is in the dunking, right?

These red currant and oat cookies are more cake-like than cookie-like.

So expect a soft crumb packed with nutty oats, mashed bananas, and sweet and sour currants.

They only take 13 minutes to bake, and I’d even venture to say they’re healthy!

Well, healthier than most, anyway.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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