Can cranberry sauce be used instead of redcurrant jelly?

Best to think of the cranberry sauce as the American substitute for UK’s redcurrant jelly. It is made from cranberry the same way all other jellies are made. And when it comes to glazing roast lamb, most parties agree that cranberry sauce is a better match than redcurrant sauce.

Is red currant same as cranberry?

As nouns the difference between redcurrant and cranberry

is that redcurrant is a deciduous shrub, ribes rubrum , native to western europe; any of certain cultivars of the shrub while cranberry is a shrub belonging to the subgenus oxycoccus” of the genus ”vaccinium , consisting of four species.

What can be used instead of redcurrant jelly?

The best flavor substitutes for Red Currant jelly are honey, cranberry sauce, and grape jam/jelly. The best texture substitutes are pectin, gelatin, and various fruit jellies/jam.