"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rose Petal Jelly

I finally collected enough rose petal to give this recipe a try.  I used bright pink petals, but other colors are fine, too.  Just remember though, that the red petals have the strongest flavor, and should be mixed with lighter colors. And please remember to only use petals that have not been treated with chemicals.

                                                                Rose Petal Jelly

                                                     3 c. rose petals, packed down
                                                     3 c. water
                                                     3 c. sugar
                                                     1 Tbsp. lemon juice
                                                     1 box powdered pectin
                               Rinse petals thoroughly to remove dirt and insects.
                               Bring water to a boil - remove from heat. Add petals.
                               Cover and steep for 30 - 60 minutes. Pour through a
                               sieve, discarding petals and keeping juice.
                               Make sure you have 3 cups of juice.  If not, add enough
                               water to make 3 cups.
                               Place in a pot and add pectin, stirring til dissolved.
                               Bring to a hard boil, then add sugar and lemon juice.
                               Stir and bring to hard boil again; boil for 1 - 2 minutes.
                               Skim off foam, and pour into hot, sterilized jelly jars.
                               Adjust lids and rings. Process in hot water bath 5 minutes.
                               Yield: about 5 half-pints

My children have already taste-tested this jelly and they tell me it's delicious.  Enjoy!

Isaiah 35:1  " The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them,  and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose..."

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  1. I love this. Thank you for sharing along with the verse quoted.



  2. Oh, yum. If I ever have enough petals, I am making this. I have a black thumb when it comes to roses:( I have made Madelaines with rosewater & they were wonderful. Thank you-am passing this on!

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  4. I have a rose bush outside my house that is yellow and red colored petals (very pretty!!) Would those work in this recipe? I just might have to give it a try! :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gail,

    Those colors would make a beautiful jelly! Have fun! :)


  6. Yum! Sounds good. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try. Saving to favorites!

  7. when i canned my jam this year, i tried a rose petal water variety and it was so foul. =( i was bummed because so many people have posted these delicious recipes. i think i'll have to give it another go.

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!


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