Rosehips, for those not familiar with them, are the fruit of the rose plant. Packed with Vitamin C & nutrients, rose hips are valuable commodities. Press them for oil to nourish & brighten the skin. Rosehips are traditionally used to support the immune system, ease arthritis pain, & provide antioxidants. I begin harvesting rosehips after the first frost each year for best flavor. Inevitably, as the birds, deer & other foragers take their share, the available numbers begin to dwindle, although if you are diligent & persistent, you can find usable hips all through the Winter. [as always, be very careful to only harvest from plants that have not been treated with pesticides.]
Finally, watch the color of your marmalade as you cook-- If it begins to turn brown that means the sugars are caramelizing & you are overcooking. Quickly remove it from heat if you notice this happening. Okay, grab some clean jelly-jars & your thermometer & let’s get started!
Easy Rosehip Marmalade
4 cups Rosehips, cleaned & trimmed [roughly]
4 ¾ cups Sugar
2 Organic Cara Cara Oranges, thinly sliced
3 Cara Cara Oranges, juiced
1 Lemon, Juiced
This marmalade is absolutely delicious & pairs well with sweet or savory items. Equally lovely with roast meats as with butter on toast, or paired with a sharp cheese. Clever April from SugarSpell Sweets treated me to an amazing cake last January that she filled with this marmalade [she also brushed the cake with my Rosehip cordial <3] that was outrageously good -- the possibilities are endless & your body will thank you for the loads of Vitamin C! I do hope you enjoy this recipe--Let me know how it turns out for you & how you like to use it! Until next time--Stay safe & #StopAndEatTheFlowers
1/2/2022 02:02:17 pm
Hello - How many cups of rose hip juice would you be able to extract from 4 cups of rose hips? - Thank you
1/2/2022 02:09:23 pm
Hello! The amount you'll get depends on the size/type of rosehips you are using. with the huge wild beach rose hips I use in these pics, I get about 4 cups of liquid. If you use roses from your garden, or tiny wild hips, you may need more to get 4 cups. Hope that helps! Cheers!
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