Delicious Rose Hip Syrup

rose-hipWhilst picking ‘piggie food’ for my three little pigs from the hedgerows this week I have also picked a load of rose hips to make a lovely healthy syrup.

Packed with vitamin C and renowned for keeping colds at bay during the winter, it’s delicious with sparkling water and has an almost tropical taste.

  • To make simply crush 2lbs rosehips and put into 3 pints boiling water.
  • Bring back to boil, remove from heat and let stand for 10 mins.
  • Strain through jellybag and then return pulp to pan with another 1½ pints boiling water.
  • Boil again and allow to stand then strain, as before.
  • Mix both lots of liquid in a clean pan and reduce by boiling until juice measures approx. 1½ pints.
  • Add 1lb caster sugar and stir over gentle heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Boil vigorously for 5 minutes.
  • Pour into warm bottles and seal.


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