Seven Ways to Preserve Rose Hips

The flowers may have faded from summer's roses, but don't give up on your rosa rugosa yet. Tart rose hips have many applications. Here's a few of our favorites.

Rose Hip Vinegar
Rose Hip Vinegar
The brightness of rose hips is a natural for vinegar, whether you're infusing it or making it from scratch. (Image via Larder Love.)
Rose Hip Jelly
Rose Hip Jelly
Rose hips' sweetness and floral aroma come to rise in a shimmering red jelly. (Image via Emellt.)

Dehydrated Rose Hips
Dehydrated Rose Hips
Dry those rose hips to keep them for the long haul, and make a refreshingly bright tea full of vitamin C. (Image via wildcraft diva.)
Candied Rose Hips
Looking for an easy recipe for a party, or a way to use up rose hips you gathered and dried? These are simple to make and incredibly addictive little treats, that are pretty to look at too! (Image via BookishJulia.)
Rose Hip Syrup
Rose Hip Syrup
Steeped in syrup, the tartness of rose hips makes a great base for a refreshing soda, or a cockatil! (Image via Susan Covey.)
Rose Hip and Mango Chutney
Rose Hip and Mango Chutney
Finally, a use for the rose hips that appear at summer's end. Rather than making a jelly, this chutney is showier, displaying the chunks of rose hips along with other goodies like mango, tamarind and cranberries. Brought to you by Sean Sullivan.
Rose Hip Ketchup
Rose Hip Ketchup
Cooked down until soft, pureed and blended with spices, rose hips make an unexpected base for a ketchup that keeps your lips smacking. (Via Born in the Wrong Century.)

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