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Raspberry (Framboise) Rose Jam

Raspberry (Framboise) Rose Jam is a low-sugar cooked jam made with Pomona’s Universal Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener.
Sam Leonard, who created this recipe, says: “A wonderful fragrant jam combination.” He used Nielsen-Massey Rose Water, but it isn’t essential to use that brand. Thanks for sharing, Sam.
Servings 5 cups


  • 8 cups whole raspberries mashed to yield 4 cups
  • 2 teaspoons calcium water see step 1
  • ½ teaspoon rose water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pomona’s Pectin mixed with sweetener


  • Before you begin, prepare calcium water.
    To do this, combine ½ teaspoon calcium powder (in the small packet in your box of Pomona’s pectin) with ½ cup water in a small, clear jar with a lid. Shake well.
    Extra calcium water should be stored in the refrigerator for future use.
  • Wash jars, lids, and bands. Place jars in canner, fill canner 2/3 full with water, bring to a boil. Turn off heat, cover, and keep jars in hot canner water until ready to use. Place lids in water in a small sauce pan; cover and heat to a low boil. Turn off heat and keep lids in hot water until ready to use.
  • Rinse raspberries and mash. Measure mashed raspberries into sauce pan.
  • Add calcium water and rose water, and mix well.
  • Measure sugar into a bowl. Thoroughly mix pectin powder into sugar. Set aside.
  • Bring fruit mixture to a full boil. Add pectin-sugar mixture, stirring vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes to dissolve the pectin while the jam comes back up to a boil. Once the jam returns to a full boil, remove it from the heat.
  • Fill hot jars to ¼” of top. Wipe rims clean. Screw on 2-piece lids. Put filled jars in boiling water to cover. Boil 10 minutes (add 1 minute more for every 1,000 ft. above sea level). Remove from water. Let jars cool. Check seals; lids should be sucked down. Eat within 1 year. Lasts 3 weeks once opened.

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3 Responses

  1. Karen
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    Is it possible to use dried or fresh rose petals in the recipe instead of or in addition to the rosewater? I know several recipes that use dried and fresh flowers in jellies and some jams, but would the addition of the petals make the recipe unsafe in this case?

    • Shelby Collings
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      Hello Karen,

      You can certainly add some dried rose petals to this jam. We would recommend no more than 1 tablespoon.

  2. Lisa Veronica
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    Beautiful, delicious, sacred and festive! I am saving 3 jars for gifting – my Mom’s name is Rose, so it is extra special!

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