Easy Rose Hip Jam – No Need To Remove The Seeds!

Easy Rose Hip Jam

This delicious rose hip jam is so easy to make! And what’s best: You don’t have to remove the seeds and hairs!

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Rose hip jam recipes usually say to cut each rose hip in half and scrape out the seeds and tiny, itchy hairs. This sounded tedious; so I’ve never made rose hip jam! 😉 But this rose hip jam is easy to make: After blending, the rose hips are just strained through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds and hairs! 😀

Rose Hip Jam Recipe

Rose hips have many health benefits: They reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, reduce chronic pain, such as arthritis pain, lower the blood sugar level, prevent cardiovascular diseases and help to fight cancer (source 1, source 2). Rose hips contain more Vitamin C than lemons and oranges. And the vitamin C isn’t lost in the cooking process, according to this source. The seeds are also good for you: They are rich in silicon and vanillin. Rosehip seeds cleanse the blood, ease rheumatism pain and are a natural diuretic (source).

You can gather rose hips in autumn and winter. The first rose hips in autumn are hard but they begin to soften after the first frost. For rose hip jam you can use both, hard as well as soft rose hips as long as they don’t have brown or black spots.

Rose Hip Jam Two Ingredients: Rose Hips And Sugar

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 part rose hip puree (see recipe below)
  • 1 part jam sugar (or 2 parts granulated sugar)

 

Homemade Rose Hip Jam

Wash the rose hips. Put the rose hips into a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes.

Easy Rose Hip Jam

Blend with a stick blender until smooth. Add more water if neccessary till the rose hip puree has the consistency of tomato sauce.

Rose Hip Jam - Remove Hairs And Seeds

Now strain the rose hip puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove the hairs and seeds.

Put the pomace (seeds, hair and some leftover rose hip pieces) back into the pot, cover with water and cook for another 10 minutes (or longer). Strain through a fine mesh sieve again.

Simple Rose Hip Jam Recipe

Combine both rose hip purees and jam sugar in a pot.

If you use granulated sugar instead of jam sugar, the consistency of the rose hip jam is thinner, more like honey.

Rose Hip Jam Recipe

Cook the jam for about 10 minutes. Then test the consistency: put a drop of the rose hip jam onto a cold saucer. When the jam has cooled, trail a spoon through it. When the jam has the right consistency, pour the jam into jars and seal them tightly.

Quick Rose Hip Jam

Don’t throw away the pomace: Use it to make tea. Cover it with more water and cook the tea for 30 minutes. Then strain the tea through a paper filter to remove the seeds and hairs. It’s such a delicious, refreshing drink!

Homemade Rose Hip Jam

Rose hips can also be used to make rose hip catsup! Let me know in the comment if you’ve made rose hip catsup. I’m curious how it tastes! 😀

32 thoughts on “Easy Rose Hip Jam – No Need To Remove The Seeds!

  1. Roses Hips are so good for you! They were a staple in the UK during WW2 (or so I am told, I was not alive then!). Also, rose is such a lovely flavour. Your rose hip jam looks so pretty, Lina, and sounds delicious too. I like that it is an easier version to make. What a great holiday gift! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is going well.

    1. Thanks Amber! My grandma told me that they ate rosehips straight from the bush – there’s a way to avoid the seeds and hairs. 😉 But rosehips don’t taste like roses smell; they taste sour and fruity.

  2. This fascinates me, I love to make things out of nature and have always looked at rose hips and thought ‘what a waste’ I love the fact I can make a jam from them. Will definitely be doing this. #CookBlogShare

  3. Your recipe for Rose Hip Jam looks delicious and brings back memories of my precious Grandmother who made this every year. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  4. Great recipe. I have never made it before, but have wanted to. I have never been able to collect enough rosehips, but am pinning your recipe in case I get lucky.

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