help with rose hips
I have a big wild rose bush in my backyard loaded with hips. It's not a rugosa, so the hips are relatively small. I could get maybe 4-5 cups of hips. I want to make rose hip jelly or some type of preserve. But some recipes say to cut the hips open and seed them, and I definately don't want to do that!! Can I chop them up and boil them and then strain them through cheesecloth? Do the seeds taste bad?
Then what? I've seen some recipes that just add pectin to make jelly, others add apples or apple juice. Does anyone have a T&T recipe they have made and liked?
Thanks for the help!