Rose Petal Jam


  • 8 ounces fresh rose petals, white base trimmed off
  • 2 cups white sugar, divided
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin


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.