Posted by: weezl74 | July 24, 2011

rose petal jam, like summer in a jar

Rose petal jam –  a great gift ready for Christmas hampers

(18p per jar)

rose petals from 10 large rose heads or 15-20 small ones, washed, and trimmed of the yellow/white base part
1 litre water
two tbspns lemon juice
1 kilo sugar

one sachet of pectin

Put the petals in a stainless steel saucepan with a litre of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and rest the liquid for 10-20 minutes.

Add the lemon juice, sugar and pectin. Put the pan on a low heat. When the sugar has disappeared, turn up the heat a little and bring to the boil. It will take 10 minutes to reach setting point, or you can use a sugar thermometer.

Leave it to cool before bottling.

Bottle into sterilised jars.

3 sterilising methods:

1) put them in the sink and pour boiling water on them

2) run them through a hot dishwasher cycle

3) put them in a low oven for half an hour



  1. Sounds lovely, look forward to trying it

  2. Have just made this and can confirm that it it really easy and very tasty. My first jam making attempt so very pleased with result

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