Mine didn't turn out well at all. Too sweet and not set up enough. When I added the pectin, the temperature went way down and I didn't know how to proceed. Waste of my time and money.
coloradojenn Posted: 12/04/12
daisyleigh Posted: 12/18/12
These worked out well for us. We used ruby red grapefruit juice. We also saw a drop in temp. after adding liquid pectin and cooked longer afterward to get the temp back up, I don't know if that was the difference. But we had a great texture, and the kids had fun helping and taste testing.
amfriday Posted: 12/06/12
These look so beautiful in the photo which compelled me to try to make them with my sons (ages 3 & 5) for gifts for their teachers. We used pomegranate and apricot juices and dividing the recipe in half worked well because the pectin came in two pouches. the process was easy to follow and the kids had a good time sprinkling the candies in sugar. the reason i gave it 2 stars is because though they look very much like the photo, they are not as firm as candies should be. They are not much like candies at all, but rather are squishy such that they are spreadable with a butter knife. I don't know if changing the ratio of pectin or cooking longer would make a difference, but I'd say that these aren't worth the effort.
Epicuriousvixen Posted: 12/18/12
This is really 3.5 stars. The recipe was too sweet and I would use a no sugar added juice or reduce the sugar itself. To counteract that this time around, I used sour salt, aka citric acid. I mixed a little of that with sugar and it really did the trick. As a time saver, I would also recommend using candy molds coated with cooking spray rather than cutting these into individual pieces.