Find out how to make this special jam, that is so popular in Germany and you find it in almost any supermarket. Unfortunately not in the USA: Rose hip Jam or “Hagebutten Marmelade”. It’s some work to make it, you need to reserve 2 hours. But the outcome is a jam, that will be more than delicious. Happy Cooking!
More Info on Making Rosehip Jam
½ lemon, juiced
apple or orange juice as needed
1 kg Gelierzucker – Gelling sugar or regular sugar
1-2 tsp cinnamon to taste
– Wash rose hips, cut of stems and blossom. Cut open and remove the seeds (Important – If you don’t remove the seeds, you must press the cooked rose hips through a sieve after the grinding process). Then wash again.
– Add 600-700ml water in a pan and cook them until they are tender, this can be 1 hour.
– Let cool of a bit. Use a so called “Flotte Lotte”, a food mill, to mash the rose hips. (see below) You can also use a grain mill grinder or a metal food grinder. Important is that the rose hips have to be grind very fine.
This should result in about 700 – 800 g mashed rose hips.
– Add as much apple juice is needed to get a creamy liquid. Also add a bit of orange juice, and lemon juice plus cinnamon.
– Now add the sugar, and best is to let sit overnight.
– Bring to a boil and let boil for 3 min.
– Rinse jam jars with boiling hot water, place them upside down on a clean kitchen cloth and while still hot, add the hot jam. Cover with a lid right away.