Monday, September 13

Beach Rose Hip Jam

The beach we roamed freely on our little vacation was covered with rose bushes, full of plump red rose hips, which we picked a bag full of on our last morning stroll on the sand.

I've never made anything with rose hips before but had read of their high vitamin and nutritional count and delicious flavor. I was excited to try them!

I really loved that the old recipe I used called for using apples for the pectin in the jam.

Select two pounds of rose-hips, two pints of water and cook until tender. Rub through a sieve, making a rose-puree. Cut four apples, peel and all, and cook in very little water until tender. Rub through a sieve, making an apple-puree. Combine rose hip-puree and apple-puree with two and onehalf pounds of sugar and one-third cup of lemon juice. Boil fifteen minutes after reaching the rolling boiling stage.
The jam is soooo good.
Recipe is from here.


Anonymous said...

This looks good - hoping to make somthing from the rose hips from our bushes this winter. And now I have an idea. Thanks

Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

Those are some very Pretty Jars! It looks yummy.