Strawberry and Rose Water Jam Recipe

4 people
00h 20
00h 40

A British summer favourite with a rosewater twist. This delicious jam recipe created by Karen HB makes 3-4 0.4L Strawberry Preserve Jars.

Ingredients and Method


  • 1kg Strawberries
  • 750g Jam Sugar
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • Small knob of butter (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Rosewater


  1. Combine the prepared strawberries with sugar in a bowl and leave overnight at room temperature. This helps the strawberries keep their shape and improves flavour.
  2. Place two saucers into the freezer for testing consistency later on.
  3. Tip the strawberry mixture into a large stainless steel pan with lemon juice and rosewater. Begin cooking slowly, the sugar needs to be completely dissolved before you turn up the heat.
  4. Boil hard for 10 minutes or until the jam has reached 105C. Spoon a little jam onto one of the saucers and push your finger through it, if it wrinkles the jam and doesn’t flood to fill the gap, the jam is ready.
  5. Skim off any scum off the jam and add the knob of butter.
  6. Ladle into sterilised jars, this is a soft-set jam.