A delightfully sweet tart jam. An extraordinary gift for any occasion.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 half-pint jars
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss the rose petals, lemon juice, and 1 cup sugar together in a bowl until the petals are evenly coated. Let stand at room temperature overnight.

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  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the rose petal mixture and reserved 1 cup of sugar; 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 for 5 minutes. Stir in the pectin, and boil for 1 minute.

  • Pour the jam into 4 sterilized half-pint jars. Seal with rings and lids, and store in a cool dark place.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 12.7g 4% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2011
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. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2011
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. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
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! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2019
I've been using this recipe now for 3 or 4 years. My wife is half Polish so we wanted something to celebrate that and teach our son. Oddly we became aware of this jam through the TV show The Blacklist, where it was featured in an episode in the 2nd season, and we just happened to have roses in bloom at that very moment. I made a batch, it turned out delicious and unique, so it has become added to our family culture. To me it tastes like a blend of cherry and strawberry, which suits it well to its traditional role as a filling for paczki and other pastries. The one tip I actually picked up from The Blacklist, which this recipe leaves out, is to add some rum to the lemon juice for marinating the petals, about 1.5 to 2 oz. With that added, this is simply a delightful recipe which I think everyone who owns or has access to roses should do at least occasionally, making something wonderful out of that which otherwise goes to waste. The aroma is delicate and the ruby red is entrancing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2014
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:P Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2015
This was really tasty. Although I love sweets this was almost too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2016
This turned out exactly as I expected it would the smell is sweet and floral just as expected. I look forward to trying it in some baking recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2014
Just whipped up a batch to give to my mom Grandma and godmother for mother's day. There was some left over after the jars were filled so I let it set and tried it to see how it turned out and I have got to say this recipe is genius... I hope the recipients like it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2018
I believe this needs more sugar to properly set it. Otherwise it's too runny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2016
Delicious. I made half quantity with very fragrant pale pink 'Children's Rose' petals from my garden. I used half a sachet (25g) of Fowlers jam setta. The taste is tangy and a little bitter when you bite into one of the petals which I quite like as it balances the sweetness like pink grapefruit. The colour is a warm rose-brown. Would love to make it with a fragrant dark pink or red petal! Read More
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