Rose Petal Jam



4 cups loosely packed rose petals (Note: we keep bees, so no sprays or pesticides are used in the yard – make sure your petals are free from any chemicals.)

3 cups water – filtered is best

4 cups sugar

6 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 packet of pectin (most boxes contain 2 packets)


In a large pot bring rose petals and water to a gentle simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add 3 ½ cups sugar and lemon juice and simmer another 10 minutes.

Mix pectin packet with remaining ½ cup of sugar and stir into jam.

Simmer for 20 minutes. (Note: jam should thicken as it cools but if it is still very watery after 20 minutes – add a ½ packet more of pectin and simmer another 5 minutes.)

Pour hot jam into jars, cool, and store in the refrigerator.

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