Watermelon Jelly

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 219
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 45 g
Protein 6 g


6 pounds watermelon, including rind
3 1/4-ounce envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Canola oil for the dish
1 cup sparkling wine (optional)


Cut the watermelon into large pieces, discarding the rind. Place in the bowl of a food processor and puree. Strain the pureed watermelon through a fine strainer to remove the pulp and seeds (this should yield about 3 cups of watermelon juice).

In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the gelatin with 1 cup of the watermelon juice; let stand for 3 minutes.

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, warm the remaining watermelon juice and the sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the gelatin mixture and lemon juice. Remove from heat.

Lightly oil an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour in the mixture, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, cut the jelly into cubes and divide among individual bowls. Drizzle the sparkling wine over the top, if desired.

Darienne Sutton,

Real Simple

September 2007
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