Rose Petal Jam Recipe

Tea Travels!™… Rose Petal Jam

Recipe Courtesy of the book A TEA PARTY PLANNER, by Ellen Easton – 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Rose Peal Jam cooking on stove top

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Rose Petal Jam Recipe:
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Rose Petal Jam Recipe
Servings: 1 pound of jam
  1. Clip and discard bitter white bases from the rose petals; rinse petals thoroughly and drain.

  2. Place rose petals in a bowl and sprinkle enough sugar to coat each petal.  Let set overnight.

  3. In a saucepan over low heat, place remaining sugar, water, and lemon juice; stirring to dissolve sugar.  Stir in rose petals and let simmer 20 minutes.  Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; continue boiling for approximately 5 minutes until mixture thickens and the temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 221 degrees F. or until a spoonful dropped onto a cold plate jells and holds its shape.  Remove from heat.

  4. After boiling, transfer the jam into hot sterilized jars.  Fill them to within 1/4-inch of the top.  Wipe any spilled jam off the top, seat the lid, and tighten the ring around them.  Cover, label, and store in a cool place.

Recipe Notes

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