Fruit Jellies

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Sweeten the holidays with homemade candy. Share edible gifts wrapped in festive boxes or bags.


  • 5 (1/4 oz.) packets unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup strained fresh orange juice, lemon juice or raspberry puree
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for serving, if desired


  1. Line an 8-by-5-inch loaf pan with foil. Oil foil and set aside.
  2. Pour 1 cup water into a bowl; stir in gelatin and let soften for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat juice and 1/2 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add softened gelatin and stir until melted. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature or refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  4. Unmold jelly slab onto a work surface and cut into 1-inch pieces with a large, sharp knife or mini cookie cutters. If desired, roll jellies in more sugar just before serving.

December 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 16
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2mg