Redcurrants are in season throughout the summer, from around June through to September. Make the most of these bright red beauties with our vibrant summery dishes. These tart summer treats are perfect for pairing with sweet desserts or adding some oomph to a meaty main course.


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Easy redcurrant recipes

Red cabbage with redcurrant jelly

Adding redcurrant jelly and balsamic vinegar gives this simple cabbage side dish a sweet and sour edge, and a wonderfully glossy sauce. It's perfect for cutting through the richness of a roast dinner.

11 Red Cabbage Recipes served in a bowl with a silver spoon on a white table cloth surrounded by decorative pine cones

Redcurrant and raspberry crostata

This recipe for redcurrant and raspberry crostata is an easy pud to make and it looks fantastic, too. Plus, it's under 300 calories per serving. Taste the redcurrants for sweetness, then sprinkle over some icing sugar, depending on how tart they are.

Redcurrant and raspberry crostata

Redcurrant and sweet wine granita

Take advantage of the August glut of tart, fruity redcurrants to make this refreshing granita. The amount of sugar you need will depend on the sharpness of the redcurrants. This simple, refreshing treat is the perfect light way to end a big meal.

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Redcurrant and lemon bundt cake

Need a stunning centrepiece? This beautiful bundt cake is sure to impress and has just the right balance of sharp fruit and rich sponge. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar or make a lemony glaze to drizzle over the top.

Redcurrant and Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

Lamb shoulder with garlic potatoes and redcurrant glaze

Check out this succulent slow-roasted lamb with crispy garlic potatoes. Create a simple glaze with redcurrant jelly and a splash of red wine. Our easy recipe is perfect for an impressive Sunday lunch centrepiece.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Garlic Roasted Potatoes


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