Hibiscus (hibiscus sabdariffa) is widely available at Latin Markets or wholefoods store. They often are packaged as dried flowers and are also called “flor de jamaica” or “rosella”. The taste is similar to that of cranberries–sour and tangy.
- 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups orange juice
- In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes until the jam is reduced.
- Transfer to a food processor or blender and process for 3 minutes until mixture is chopped into smaller pieces. Alternatively, you can use a hand blender and process until reduced.
- Let cool and refrigerate. Transfer into sterilized jam jars for storage.
Notes: You can add more sugar, depending on how sweet you want the jam to be. If you use water instead of orange juice, use 1 1/2 cups sugar.