Rose jam

    15 hours 30 min

    A delightfully fragrant rose petal jam. An extraordinary gift for any occasion. Ensure the roses you use are organically grown and not sprayed with any chemicals.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 32 

    • 225g fresh rose petals, white base trimmed off
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 750ml water
    • lemon juice
    • 1 (13g) sachet pectin

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:14hr40min  ›  Ready in:15hr30min 

    1. Toss the rose petals and sugar together in a bowl until evenly coated. Cover, and let stand at room temperature overnight.
    2. The following day, bring the water to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the rose petals and all of the sugar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, and return the mixture to a boil which cannot be stirred down. Stir in the pectin, and boil for 1 minute. Pour the jam into 4 sterilised 8 oz jars. Seal with rings and lids, and store in a cool dark place.


    For this recipe and all others using rose petals, ensure you use organically grown unsprayed fragrant roses.

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    Reviews in English (8)


    I love the idea of this jam, but could not make it by following this recipe. There is no indication what kind of pectin to use. BALL pectin will not work with these instructions. I tried it. Different brands of pectin CANNOT be substituted for each other. Pectins from different companies act very differently.  -  31 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this sounds brilliant. i was looking for a rose syrup recipe and other foreign-language cookbooks suggest the same procedure. thx very much. now i can proceed with confidence to something more than just rose syrup... rose petal jam!  -  13 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved it it turned out really nice for me and it was super easy I also added lavender flowers from my garden for color and flavor yum  -  08 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)