To make Conserve of Hips


Gather Hips before they grow soft, cut off the Heads and Stalks, flit them in Halves, and take out all the Seeds and White that is in them very clean, then put them into an earthen Pan, and stir them every Day, or they will grow mouldy. Let them stand till they are soft enough, to rub them through a coarse Hair-sieve, as the Pulp comes take it off the Sieve, they are a dry Berry, and will require Pains to rub them through; then add its Weight in Sugar, mix them well together without boiling; keep it in deep Gaily pots for use.