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Fruit Jellies

Citric acid and flavored oils and extracts are available at baking-supply stores.

  • Yield: Makes 85 to 90
Fruit Jellies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1995/1996



  1. Spray two 8-inch square pans with vegetable-oil spray. Prepare flavoring.

  2. In a 6-quart saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 2 cups water; let gelatin soften for about 3 minutes. Add granulated sugar and citric acid. Heat slowly over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes. Wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to remove any sugar crystals.

  3. Increase heat to high; bring gelatin to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and boil gelatin, without stirring, 15 minutes. The syrup needs to be watched while it boils; if it starts to turn dark tan before the 15 minutes, it is ready. Remove from heat.

  4. Let stand for 5 minutes while bubbles dissipate; some white foam will remain. Whisk in flavoring. Without scraping pot, pour evenly into prepared pans. Let stand, uncovered, for 24 hours. Unmold, cut into 1-inch squares or other desired shapes; roll in superfine or confectioners' sugar, and serve.

Cook's Note

Store jellies between pieces of parchment paper in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Reviews (3)

  • Higgledy Piggledy 28 Feb, 2013

    This recipe is terrible. I wasted a lot of money collecting weird ingredients like citric acid only to have it come out tasting like vaguely sweet mucus. Gross!

  • Serenes 19 Dec, 2011

    Im confused. The recipe only mentions water - not adding flavoring. Do you use the flavored jelly instead of the water in the recipe?

  • tulips118 3 Dec, 2009

    Is one recipe of flavoring enough for the entire batch of jellie mixture?

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