Crystal Rose Petal Jam

For the most fragrant and attractive jam use brightly colored tea roses, or any other fragrant roses. I am using light pink roses from my garden – although they do not make the most colorful jam, I am sure the roses are not sprayed. I am suggesting a small batch recipe for those, who, just like me, only have one or two rose bushes. The recipe can be doubled.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
32 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
1 /2 cup


  • 2 ounces freshly picked rose petals

  • ½ cup white sugar, divided

  • 1 cup water


  1. Wash rose petals and dry them using a salad spinner or paper towels. Trim and discard white bases of petals.

  2. Place rose petals in a bowl; add 2 tablespoons sugar. Rub petals with your hands until sugar draws out liquid from the petals. Pour liquid into a separate bowl and reserve.

  3. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons sugar. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, about 15 minutes.

  4. Place rose petals in the cooled syrup. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook, about 5 minutes. Add reserved liquid. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally and skimming off any foam that rises to the top, until syrup is reduced, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
25g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 25g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.