*Use petals from unsprayed roses which have not been growing near a busy
road. Cut away the white triangle at the base of each petal.*
Makes 1 qt
5 ounces scented rose petals, washed and trimmed
2 3/4 cups water
3 4/ cups lemon juice
2 1/2 cups sugar
5 T commercial pectin
3 T rosewater
Put the petals, water, lemon juice and sugar into a large saucepan and
heat gently until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, then cover and
simmer gently for 30 mins. Add the pectin and rosewater, stir well, then
boil hard for 5 mins. Test for a set, if not ready, test again in 2 mins.
Keep testing until a set is reached. Cool slightly, then pour into warmed,
sterilized jars. Cover and seal when completely cold.