Rose Petal Jam Recipe

4.8 from 18 reviews

Tonia Schemmel’s Wild Rose Petal Jam, made from wild roses collected on San Juan Island!  This homemade Rose Petal Jam is a simple delicious recipe made with wild rose petals – perfect on toast, scones, pastries or crepes or spooned over ice-cream or cake.




  1. Place water and roses in a sauce pan. Bring to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add 1 ¾ c of sugar into the simmering petals . Stir to dissolve the sugar crystals.
  3. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice. Pay attention to the gorgeous vibrant color that emerges.
  4. Simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Mix the remaining ¼ c sugar and pectin in a bowl.
  6. While stirring the jam add the pectin/sugar mixture sprinkle by sprinkle to insure pectin incorporates without clumping.
  7. Continue to simmer for 20 minutes. It may seem quite loose for jam, it will firm up as it sets but does remain more of a silky syrup with luscious bits of petals.
  8. This keeps for 2 months in the fridge, also freezes beautifully and canning is always a brilliant option.
  9. Notes: you can use dried petals…. 1/3 c dried = 1 c fresh (readily available in natural food stores, in the bulk herb section)


  1. You do not need to add calcium water to this recipe.
  2. You can use food grade, dried rose petals,  (readily available in natural food stores, in the bulk herb section)
  3.  1/3 cup dried rose petals = 1 cup fresh rose petals


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