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Rose Petal Jam

Important: Make sure the rose plants have not been sprayed with insecticides. Use only those roses that have not been sprayed or sprayed only with liquid detergent.


  1. Cover 1 pound strongly scented rose petals with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Strain the liquid and reserve petals.
  2. Return liquid to pan. Add 3 pounds sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until thick.
  3. Add juice of 1 lemon. Return rose petals to liquid and cook slowly for 30 minutes. The rose petals will dissolve.
  4. Pour into sterilized pint jars. Cover with paraffin.
  5. Store in dark place to keep the delicate color.

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