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Making these fruit-flavored gelatin desserts from scratch is easy and takes only minutes, but allow at least two hours for them to set in the refrigerator.

Everyday Food, September 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let soften.

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  • Meanwhile, place grapes, sugar, and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, mashing occasionally with a spoon or potato masher, until grape skins are loosened, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in softened gelatin until dissolved.

  • Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible (add water if necessary to yield 3 cups); discard solids. Divide mixture evenly among four serving glasses; refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.

  • In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and honey; spoon over gelatins, dividing evenly, and spread gently to edges. Serve immediately or chill up to 2 days. Just before serving, garnish with halved grapes.

Cook's Notes

Unflavored gelatin, an inexpensive thickener, can be used to make a number of no-bake desserts; to help the granules dissolve completely, gelatin needs to be softened briefly in cold water before being added to warm liquid.

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Reviews (1)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
11/04/2015
I made it as listed except I used3 t beef gelatin (pork allergy). The second time , I lightly pulsed the grapes in my food processor before cooking them, and after separating the liquid, I pulverized the cooked grapes in the food processor. That made it much easier to get the juice to measure 3 cups without adding water. I may add a bit more gelatin as it was not quite "jello" consistency but husband raved and asks for it often and says it's good enough for company!