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rosella jam
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5 from 4 votes

Rosella Jam

A bright crimson-coloured jam that's the perfect balance of sweetness and tart. Simple to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: rosella jam
Servings: 10 servings


  • sterilised jars


  • fresh rosellas
  • water
  • caster or white sugar


  • Separate the red, fleshy flower part of the rosellas (calyces) from the seed pods.
    separate calyces from seed pos
  • Wash seeds in water and then place in a saucepan. Cover with water (just) then bring to the boil and boil, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Strain and retain liquid but discard seed pods.
  • Wash the calyces in water and place in a saucepan. Add the liquid from seeds and a little extra water if necessary to cover the calyces (just).
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes or until fruit is tender.
  • Remove from heat and measure the volume of the fruit mixture. Add the same volume of sugar and heat gently to dissolve the sugar.
    making rosella jam
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20-30 minutes. The mixture will thicken and turn a very bright red colour. Stir a couple of times throughout the process to gauge whether it's thickening and make sure it's not sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
    boiling rosella jam
  • Pour mixture into sterilised jars and place in fridge once they reach room temperature.