With soft whispers of rose petals mingling with the gentle sweetness of apple juice and manuka honey, each bite of this rose jam is like a further step into a floral paradise. This jewel-like preserve is as beautiful as it is delicious, with vibrant hues of rose petals melding with the amber tones of honey. Even the simplicity of enjoying this jam on toast in the morning feels like a culinary experience. It’s certainly a celebration of life’s simple pleasures.
Rose Petal Jam
In medium saucepan, combine apple juice and roses and simmer gently 10 minutes, uncovered.
Reduce heat to low and stir in honey to dissolve. Add lemon juice and salt and simmer 10 minutes over low heat.
Add pectin, stirring constantly until dissolved to prevent clumping. Simmer gently 15 minutes. (Note: Jam will begin to get firm and will firm up more as it sets.)
Place into jam jars or airtight lidded jar. Store 2 months in refrigerator, or freeze in freezer-safe container.