Pick rosehips, when they have a good orange color, but still are ripe and firm . Later in the season they become soft and therefore difficult to clean and they are attacked by worms.
Cut straight through the hips and scrape out the seeds with a tea spoon. Rinse them lightly in cold water and now they are ready for cooking.
Rosehip jam with lemon and vanilla
400 g rosehips (cleaned weight)
75 g sugar
1 vanilla pod
2 dl. water
1 organic lemon
Put the rosehips in a saucepan with sugar, vanilla seeds and pod, water and juice from lemon. Take half the lemon and cut in ¼ and up in the pan. Bring everything to a boil and boil gently, covered for 35-40 min. until the hip begins to boil slightly into a compote and jam thickens itself. Remove from the heat and put into a clean jam jar. Put the glass in the fridge and here it can stay 2-3 months unopened and 20-30 days opened.
Eat yhejam on a piece of bread with cheese and can also be served with a pancake with some good ice cream.