Rosehip Biscuit Spread

Plump, crimson rosehips are dripping from shrubbery here in the Eugene wetlands, reminding me of the fragrant pink flowers that came before. After pollination, rose petals swirled to the ground and the ovaries swelled into these glorious red fruits.

Rosehips are known to contain more vitamin C than any herb or citrus fruit and also offer antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which is why rosehip seed oil is highly prized for skin applications. The vitamin C content makes it a wonderful immune-supportive herb during colds and flu. Gently pinched from the bush and dried, rosehips can be used in many recipes including teas, jams, syrups, and sauces – but this is one of our favorites…

Rosehip Biscuit Spread

 

 

This delicious spread falls somewhere between cranberry and sour cherry jam on the taste spectrum. So good! Smear a tablespoon on hot buttered biscuits or sprouted grain toast for a healthy morning treat or when your immune system needs a little boost.

½ cup dried organic rosehips

½ cup water

¼ cup raw local honey

1 tsp fresh squeezed organic lemon juice

½ tsp organic cinnamon powder

Zest from ½ organic lemon

Mix water and rosehips together in a pot and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes and then remove from heat. Stir and mash with a fork as the mixture cools. The rosehips will begin to hydrate into a paste. Once cool, add cinnamon, zest, juice, and honey to taste. Refrigerate between uses and it should last about 2 weeks. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Rosehip Biscuit Spread”

  1. avatar tinyorchid says:

    this sounds and looks delicious, thank you for sharing this!

    the bread also looks amazing. can you tell us where to buy it or the recipe?

  2. avatar ljohnsonrubick says:

    This sounds delicious.I have collected and processed rosehips for many years….a point to remember if processing your own is to remove the seeds and all the small hairs between them. I like to let them partially dry to a point where they are flexible and not too hard….then remove the blossom end, cut the hip open and scrape out the seeds. It is laborious to do it from picking all the way through the process, but quite rewarding when you view the finished product.

    • avatar herbie says:

      Is this removing the seeds always necessary? what happens if the whole seed is processed?Can the seeds and hairs be strained somehow?

  3. [...] and of course healthy.  It was perfect that I found a recipe through Mountain Rose Herbs at http://mountainroseblog.com/rosehip-biscuit-spread.  It has organic rose hips and local honey and some cinnamon.  The natural vitamin C in the rose [...]

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