* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Combine the red currents and water in a medium saucepan. Set it to medium heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes, or the fruit has become mushy and flesh separates from the seeds. Remove and pour into a sieve placed over a bowl. Push as much liquid and flesh through as possible, while the seeds remain in the sieve. Rinse out the saucepan and pour the seeded current mixture in to it.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan. Stir thoroughly and turn to medium heat. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is reduced almost by half and has become thick and fragrant.
Remove from heat and can the mixture or freeze for future use.
Originally posted Aug 7, 2012. This recipe has been updated for consistency.