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Rose hips are the fruit of a variety of rose bush. Make this delicious syrup to use on pancakes, ice cream, and desserts.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 cups (1 L) rose hips
  • 2 cups (0.47 L) water
  • 1 cup 1240 mL) sugar


Wash rose hips thoroughly. Remove stems and flower remnants. Boil hips and water for 20 minutes in a covered saucepan. Strain through a jelly bag. Return clear juice to kettle. Add sugar. stir well and boil five minutes. Refrigerate until used.

Recipe Source: Cooking Alaskan By Alaskans (Alaska Northwest Books)
Reprinted with permission.

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