Rose petal jam

    25 min

    Rose petal jam can be made with any organically grown unsprayed fragrant roses. I used the Cécile Brunner which made a pale pink rose jam. My neighbour spiced things up, so to speak, by adding a few Mr Lincoln petals for a richer, darker pink colour.

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    Serves: 80 

    • 20g fresh, fragrant rose petals
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 500g caster sugar
    • 1 (13g) sachet pectin
    • 350ml water, divided

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In food processor or blender, process rose petals, lemon juice and 180ml water. Slowly add sugar until thoroughly blended. Pour mixture into large bowl (a large mixing bowl with pouring spout is ideal). Set aside.
    2. Combine pectin and remaining water in small saucepan. Stir to dissolve and bring to the boil. Allow pectin to boil hard for one minute.
    3. Pour pectin over the rose petal mixture and stir. This will start to set very quickly. Spoon or pour mixture into clean containers and refrigerate. It will continue to set as it cools.

    Cook's note

    The sugar did not completely dissolve so the jam is opaque. I've also made the jam by first making a sugar syrup (cool before making jam). That batch was more translucent, but I preferred the texture without dissolving the sugar first.

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    We made this last weekend, using petals from our Belinda's Dream rosebush. I had never heard of rose petal jam or jelly until a few days before, certainly had never eaten it. I was a little wary of what it would taste like, but it's unusually wonderful, a delicate rose flavor, very sweet. Must be like what a hummingbird is tasting. We plan to give it as gifts. We washed the jars and lids in the dishwasher, then boiled them in pans of hot water, leaving until ready to fill. One recipe made 3 and a half jars (I think they were 6 or 8 oz. size jars. Anyway, you should allow for 4 jars if possible. And it's so pretty! Whatever color the roses are, that will be the color of your jam. This was a huge hit as a gift at Christmas. So unusual!  -  13 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)