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Chilean Rosehip Jam Recipe
Chilean Rosehip Jam Recipe

Rosehip jam is a traditional preparation in southern Chile, with a delicate and refined flavor that works well as an accompaniment or ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes, whether it’s cookies, homemade bread, desserts, or cake fillings.

How to make Rosehip Jam?

When preparing rosehip jam, an important tip is to always wear gloves during the process as the fruit has a large number of small thorns, but the final result will undoubtedly be worth it.

Nutritional Information

Category: Jams
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 400
Preparation: 90 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 people

Recipe for Chilean Rosehip Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 kg of rosehips
  • 1 kg of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Cut the rosehips in half and place them in a large pot covered with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes with a wooden spoon until you get a smooth and creamy mixture.
  2. Remove the rosehips from the heat and strain them through a sieve and/or a very fine mesh, pressing to obtain the most pulp and remove all the seeds and hairs from the fruit. Weigh the resulting pulp and then weigh an equivalent amount of sugar.
  3. In a preferably copper pot, add the rosehip pulp, sugar, and lemon juice, cook over low heat, stirring until you get the desired consistency.
  4. To test the cooking point, place a little jam on a cold plate and freeze for 2 minutes. Upon removal, the jam should have acquired a jelly-like consistency without being too liquid. If not, continue cooking.
  5. Store the rosehip jam in sterilized glass jars, seal, and store in a cool, dark place.
  6. Consume the rosehip jam as an accompaniment to bread, desserts, or even as a cake filling.

Tips for making Rosehip Jam

When straining the fruits, it’s very important to remove any residue of seeds, skin, or hairs from the fruit in the pulp, whether with a sieve, colander, fine mesh, or a combination of them.

Did you know?

Rosehip is widely known worldwide as the “fruit of youth” due to its extensive use in skincare products for all types of skin.

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