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Rose Apple Jelly

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Sometimes it is fun to make canning a work of art and making this Rose Apple Jelly is one of those times. Apple jelly is the perfect pallet for rose petals. It is light enough to show the beautiful petals floating in it and mild enough to allow the floral flavor a platform.

Rose apple jelly ensconsed in a gold frame with rose petals.

Rose Apple Jelly

This recipe makes 6 half-pints of Rose Apple Jelly.
Rose petals which will be used to make rose apple jelly.

apple juice and rose petals

Rose Apple Jelly Ingredients:

  • 4 cups apple juice

  • 4 cups sugar

  • 2 cups rose petals

  • 6 tablespoons pectin

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter

Rose apple jelly ingredients.


Making Rose Apple Jelly:

Boil the ingredients for one minute.

boil 1 minute

  • Place butter, apple juice, and pectin in a large pot and bring to a boil.

  • Add sugar and rose petals. Return to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

Equipment Preparation:

While your jelly is heating on the stove it is time to prepare your canning equipment.

  • Heat Jars.

  • Place a small saucepan on the stove on simmer and insert your lids to soften the seals.

  • Fill your water bath canner half full with water and place it on the stove on low to begin heating. Do not let it get too hot, just warm it up.

  • Gather your ladle, jar lifter, lid lifter, chopsticks, clean cloth, and any other needed supplies for canning.

Filling and Processing Jars of Rose Apple Jelly:

Filling your jars with jelly.

fill jars

  • Fill the jars leaving 1/4-inch headspace.

  • If you spilled on the edge or rim of the jar, use a clean cloth to wipe the rim clean.

  • Place the lid on top of the jar and add the ring. Tighten the ring to fingertip tight.

  • Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes if at sea level. Remember to adjust your processing time if you are above 1000 feet in elevation.

Done processing 6 half-pints of jelly.

processing complete

  • Once your jars have completed processing, turn off the heat, remove the lid, and allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Then, use the jar lifter to remove them from the boiling water bath canner. Space the jars about an inch apart on the counter for 24 hours to cool and completely seal.

Suspending rose petals in the jelly.

disperse petals

  • This is an optional step: Allow the jars to cool and seal for about an hour. Then, in order to disperse the petals evenly, gently turn the jars every 30 minutes until it is cool and the petals are floating throughout the jelly.

  • After 24 hours, remove the ring and wash the jars paying particular attention to the threads.

  • If your jar did not seal, then place it in the refrigerator and use it immediately.

Three beautiful rose apple jelly half-pints.

Rose Apple Jelly

  • Store the sealed jars in a cool dry place to enjoy for the next 1-3 years. After three years the nutritional value of canned food diminishes. The quality is best during the first year.


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