Rose Petal Jam Recipe

This traditional Rose Petal Jam Recipe is perfect to include with meals or given as a special homemade gift.

| March/April 1971

  • This Rose Petal Jam Recipe is a delicious addition to any breakfast meal.
    This Rose Petal Jam Recipe is a delicious addition to any breakfast meal.
    Photo by Fotolia/Africa Studio

  • This Rose Petal Jam Recipe is a delicious addition to any breakfast meal.

This delicious Rose Petal Jam Recipe can be made using garden roses and will brighten any meal.

Rose Petal Jam Recipe

Roses offer another bonus because besides being beautiful: You can eat them and there are few things more delightfully different — or easier to make — than Rose Petal Jam. Since you do not cook the petals you faithfully capture all the flavor, fragrance and color of the fresh roses . . . and serving this jam has added immeasurably to my reputation as a cook!

Here's how: Simply take your freshly opened roses — any color — grasp as many petals as you can, hold them between your finger and thumb and snip the white bases (which are bitter) from all of them at once with a pair of scissors.

Blend one cup of petals in a blender with 3/4 cup water and the juice of one lemon. Blend until smooth, gradually adding 2 1/2 cups of sugar and keeping the blender running until all sugar is dissolved. Reserve.

Now stir one package of pectin (Pen-Jel or Sure-Jel) into 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly.

Pour the pectin into the rose-sugar mixture and continue slowly running the blender until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour into jars, cool, seal and refrigerate. This may also be frozen and is wonderful on muffins or hot biscuits some cold winter day when the sky is overcast and you are longing for a bit of bright June sunshine.

6/5/2018 12:30:00 PM

This way sounds like you don’t use a hot water bath You cool and refrigerate or freeze. I would not probably make a lot this way it would take up a lot of room in the refrigerator or freezer. But it is a different way to make itπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»

6/12/2015 12:51:32 PM

Do you use a hot water bath to seal the jars? There isn't a specified way of sealing the jars, so before I try this I really want to make sure. Thank you!


Fermentation Frenzy!

September 12-13, 2019
Seven Springs, Pa

Fermentation Frenzy! is produced by Fermentation magazine in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. This one-and-a-half day event is jam-packed with fun and informative hands-on sessions.


Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me