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Sugar Free Rose Hip Marmalade (Low Carb Rose Hip Confiture)
As we are approaching the fall season, it is time to think about healthy winter preserves! And what a better choice than the magnificent rose hips! They are extremely delicious, healthy, but a little bit underestimated, in my opinion.
So, my goal was to prepare this old time classic with healthier ingredients which would make it suitable for people of all ages following all types of diet plans – veganism, the paleo diet, gluten-free and dairy free nutritional plans, the ketogenic regimen (which is super effective for easier weight-loss and weight management).
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Now, back to our sugar free rose hip spread!
For this easy recipe you will need just a couple of ingredients and I will also give you the shorter version of this jam recipe! Let’s begin!
You will need to acquire the following products:
- Rose hip powder – the traditional recipe is prepared using fresh rose hip fruits, but the process is very long and tiring. Don’t get me wrong! You can always make your delicious ketogenic rose hip spread the old-fashioned way but keep in mind that you will need to have patience and time at hand to do so! So, I decided to make a quicker version with rose hip powder which could also be made at any time of the year! Yay!
- Low carb sweetener – I have used some stevia and erythritol, but feel free to use whatever keto-approved sweetener you have and prefer – xylitol, monk fruit, Swerve, etc.
The only ingredient left is water and that’s it! I use filtered water cleaned with a charcoal filter pitcher which makes all my recipes taste much better. Plus, this process of water filtration could also help with the sterilization process since it removes some types of impurities from the end product!
Also, keep in mind that you will need some strong heat-resistant glass jars to can the keto rose hip marmalade! I like using jars with button lids, so it is easier to check whether the vacuuming process is successful (for more info – below in the recipe).
How to make low carb rose hip flour jam?
First, we need to soak the rose hip powder in water and leave it to soak for at least 12 hours. If you are using fresh rose hips, you have to remove the seeds and mix the flakes with fresh clean water.
Next, heat the mixture at low temperature and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. If you need to, add more water to avoid burning the rose hips.
Now comes the tricky part.
Take a large sieve with fine mesh and start straining the mixture. BUT! This is not just a regular straining process! You have to take as much pulp through the holes of the sieve as possible. This is achieved by placing a small amount of the rose hip mixture and rubbing it against the mesh. Think of it as if you are trying to grind the pulp with the strainer. I use a spoon to help me out in this process. I spread the rose hip mixture with the spoon and start grinding it against the mesh. This process takes quite some time, but it is worth it!
Next, add the sweetener to the strained mixture and heat it again at low temperature. Stir continuously to avoid burning and wait until it thickens.
Note: the exact measurement and ingredient quantities are in the recipe card below!
In the meantime, you can sterilize the containers. Here’s how I do it!
I wash them thoroughly and place them with the lids in a baking tray in the oven which was heated to 100º C (212º F) for several minutes.
Finally, fill the jars while the jam is still hot, seal them tightly, flip them upside down, and leave them to cool off completely.
If the sterilization process was successful, the buttons on the lids should not be springing up and down.
Nutritional stats from my favorite FREE online calculator Cronometer:
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‘Till next time!