Making Rose Hip Syrup

>> Friday, December 17, 2010

I forgot to mention that rose hip syrup is a real good source for vitamin C. It has a lot more vitamin C than a orange.

Making Rose Hip Syurp

  • 7 cups of water
  • 1-2 cups of sugar
  • 4 cups of rose hips topped and tailed


- Semi-Roughly chop rose hips in food processor
- Bring 6 cups of water to boils

-put chopped rose hips into boiling water
-bring back to boil and then take off burner
-let it steep for 15 minutes

-strain through a cheese cloth or sterilized jelly bag or what I use is a sterilized curtain sheer
- Then boil the last cup and a half and put the rose hip paste back into water
-bring back to boil and take off burner again and let it steep for 15 minutes
-Pour back into clean pan add sugar and boil rapidly for 5 minutes
-Pour into sterilized bottles or jars and seal
-give it a hot water bath for 5 minutes in canner

Things I learned making it...

  1. Pick rose hips after first heavy frost and don't wait for it to snow.
  2. cut rose hips off the rose bush with rubberized garden gloves and scissors
  3. add sugar to taste...try half a cup of sugar till you like the taste. After the first hard frost it makes the rose hips sweeter and you may not need as much sugar or at all. ( depends on taste)
I hope if you try this you will let me know how it went for you. I would love to know. Ohhh I almost forgot to say that you take a Tablespoon a day for good health.

( to join in on the fun click the graphic and visit my sweet friend Lori)


Anonymous December 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

This looks very interesting and yummy! I wouldn't even know where to get rose hips. I'd never heard of them until you wrote about it.

Enjoy your syrup!

Jenn4him December 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

That's awesome. I have not either heard of taking it for your health. Are there any other uses for it, like on top of ice cream? :-)

Illinois Lori December 17, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

Mary, does it have a "rose" taste at all, or is it more lemony? It would be yummy if it tasted rose-y.

Yes, I had that same problem of pics going to the top when I first started with blogger. (btw, the HSB software did it to me, too...just in case anyone's comparing!)

We'll chat about it later, or I'll email you, or we can do it via phone! :-D (I have no idea how much that call cost...) Wish I could just hop on a flight to Calgary and rent a jeep...

Thanks for sticking with it and joining me this week! I appreciate all the work!

Love and (((HUGS))),

Anonymous December 17, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

Sounds like a fun thing to make. Glad you are having fun with it. :)


Jimi Ann December 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

Hi Mary. Thanks for stopping by today! I'm enjoying your blog. Looking forward to visiting more and getting to know you a bit... Blessings, have a nice weekend!

Illinois Lori December 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Mary, I'm here visiting again! That first picture reminds me of pitting cherries from the cherry trees at Kline Creek fingers! We brought some home, too, there were so many that year the farm couldn't use them all! (They need to move on sometimes into the next thing they're going to be demonstrating for the public.) So I put 3 layers of towels on my lap (old, rag-type towels), my colander full of washed cherries on a tray, and a big bowlon another couple of old towels, put on a 3 hour movie (must have been North & South), and started pitting!

Missing you!

Christine December 18, 2010 at 1:13 PM  

Mary, wow! I have heard of rose hips, but would never have dreamed of doing anything like you did! Amazing and very smart!

Love and blessings,
Christine (who is still recovering and should be lying down...)

Antoinette December 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

Hi Mary,
Your new blog is very pretty.
This post is "perfect" for a Farmhouse meme. I am so glad you joined in, you have so much to contribute to a meme such as this one!
Thank you for dropping by and saying hi, I always enjoy hearing from you.

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