<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://ct.pinterest.com/v3/?event=init&tid=2613556253294&pd[em]=&noscript=1" /> Skip to Content

Rose Petal Jam Recipe

I was always fascinated by the flower world, its beauty and mystery, secrets the flowers keep away from the humanity. We keep digging to learn and discover more every day. We use flowers in perfumery, flower arranging, healing our body and soul, in cooking. One of these flowers is a Rose – a Queen of all flowers.

Rose is very respectful among the flowers. It has three main medical properties: It is soothing, cooling, and moisturizing. The rose also offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional/psychological state of mind, nervous tension and heart disease. Rose hips are great source of vitamins C, D, A and E. They also contain citric acid, malic acid, zinc and bioflavonoids.

Rose Petals JM

Most important is that we all can enjoy rose in cooking and there are many food products made with roses. The artisans from France started making a rose liqueur and rose-flavored sweets, biscuits, jam and honey. In Paris, you will find culinary rose essence. In Tunisia, Morocco and India, people make delicious rose syrup. You can come across rose jams and jellies in Poland and Romania.

Most roses are edible. The flavor of roses is distinct and it looks as wonderful as it tastes. Some roses are tastier than the others are. Fragrant red and pink old-fashioned such as – Damask, Old English, Baron Girod, Rugosa – are often used for the jam, as they keep their aroma and flavor during the cooking.

Rose Petal Jam


  • ½ pound red or dark pink rose petals. The color of the petals will be the color of the jam.
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 ½ cups of water


  1. First thing first, we have to wash our roses properly to remove bugs, and then cut off the white bottom of each petal. Discard any petals that might appear brown.
Rose Petals

  1. Place the rose petals into a bowl and sprinkle the sugar over them to make sure that each petal is coated.  After bruise them with your fingers and cover the bowl with plastic film. Leave the bowl overnight in a cool spot – refrigerator will work.
  2. Prepare a saucepan and pour in the remaining sugar, water and lemon juice. Dissolve contents over a low heat. You may also include the seeds of the lemon, which is supposed to contribute pectin and help thicken the jam, this is optional, as some recipes do not specify their need. Your choice.
  3. Stir the rose petals into the mixture and allow to simmer 20 min. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 more min until the mixture thickens. Stir the jam until a spoonful dropped onto a cold plate jells and holds its shape. However, if you have a jelly thermometer, cook and stir until the temperature reaches 221 F.
Rose Flower Liquid


Pour your jam into a clean, warmed jar and add the cover and a label. If you are not planning to eat your rose jam shortly, use proper canning procedures to make sure the jam keeps in the jar. Store it in a cool place and indulge.

Bon appetite!

JM 5

I’ve been wanting to write a post about roses and their connection to Morocco for a long time. It’s filed in my “things to write about” file (well I did write this piece about Morocco’s rose festival). It might be blaise, but I do love roses.  I was reminded of that a few weeks ago when my sister gave me a big bouquet of pink roses for Eid. This guest post is from Olga owner of Jardin Majorele Flower Design. 

Sharing is caring!


Monday 18th of May 2020

Can I use stevia instead of sugar in order to do it fat less?

Amanda Mouttaki

Monday 18th of May 2020

I think if you use stevia it's going to be a lot sweeter than using sugar so you'd need to play with the quantities. I am not sure how it will turn out.

Jackie Hubbard

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Rose petal jam is my favorite. Yes, the white or yellow bottom to the petal is slightly bitter so best to remove. The Most fragrant red roses are best.

Homemade Moroccan Gifts for Christmas Giving - MarocMama

Tuesday 18th of October 2016

[…] Roses play an important role in Moroccan medicinal remedies and these queens of the flower world are also seen in Moroccan cooking. For friends and family who love breakfast treats like biscuits and scones, make their mornings sweeter this holiday season with Rose Petal Jam. […]

K. Mitrea

Sunday 1st of May 2016

How can you wash the rose petals to remove the bugs properly?

Amanda Mouttaki

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

You shouldn't wash rose petals. Best to buy them from a good quality florist, organic if possible and if need be spritz with water and dry.

Sonya C

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

Why do i have to cut off the white part? What does it harm?

Amanda Mouttaki

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

I am not sure but I think it either affects the color or it may have a bitter taste.