Black Cumberland Sauce

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 4th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings6
  • Calories179
My 'Black Cumberland' version of the traditional red currant Cumberland sauce, uses black currants and some very browned onions. Serve this sauce, hot or cold, alongside any meat roast.

Black Cumberland Sauce Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Black Cumberland Sauce for 6 servings:

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 cup black currant jelly
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste

Black Cumberland Sauce Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Black Cumberland Sauce, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Black Cumberland Sauce is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Black Cumberland Sauce within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Black Cumberland Sauce easily:

  1. 1 Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in the hot oil, until nearly dark brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. 2 Pour wine into the saucepan, bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, about 1 minute; remove pan from heat.
  3. 3 Stir currant jelly, orange juice, orange zest, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, black pepper, mustard powder, ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt into onion mixture until combined.
  4. 4 Bring sauce to a boil; remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 0.9 gram of fat; 41.8 grams of carbohydrates; 0.3 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 2 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 24th 2018

    I have made this three Christmases in a row using whole cranberry sauce instead ( because black currant sauce isn't available to me ). I love it with cold turkey and ham!

  2. Nov 25th 2018

    Tastes exactly how I remember from my childhood. Great flavor and a nice accompaniment to poultry dish. Yum.

  3. Dec 30th 2017

    A journey of flavour! My family and I loved it.

  4. Jan 3rd 2016

    I used this sauce successfully beside sauteed medallions of venison loin.