Fruit Jellies

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

Yield:

About 3 dozen

Nutritional Information

Calories 16
Fat 0 g
Satfat 0 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg

Ingredients

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

Preparation

Line an 8-by-5-inch loaf pan with foil. Oil foil and set aside.

Pour 1 cup water into a bowl; stir in gelatin and let soften for 5 minutes.

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.

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.

Note:

December 2005