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Author Topic: Homemade Gumdrops  (Read 1030 times)


Offline Janelle205

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Homemade Gumdrops
« on: November 24, 2017, 09:00:42 PM »
Picture of mine:

These are softer than commercial gumdrops, but everyone loved them.  I do not think that they would turn out well in high humidity.

3/4 cup light colored fruit juice (I used white grape juice, original recipe called for apple)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 box of Jello - the four serving size (I used blueberry pomegranate, peach, pineapple, lime, berry blue and grape)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup sugar

Spray an 8x4 loaf pan with non-stick spray and put in the refrigerator.  Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan, let sit for a minute.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  When the mixture reaches a boil, continue to boil for a minute while stirring constantly, then remove from heat.  (It will foam up when it boils, you may have to reduce the heat a little bit to keep it from boiling over.)

Pour into the prepared, chilled loaf pan.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours until set.  Run a knife around the edges to loosen, then remove in one piece with a large, thin spatula.  Original recipe has you put it on wax paper, I found a silpat worked much better if you have one.  Cut into squares.  It can get sticky and is kind of hard to cut.  The best way to do this is to use a large chef knife, cut through and then rock back and forth to make sure that you have cut all the way.  Separate the cubes and let dry on the silpat or waxed paper for at least 12 hours.

Roll dried cubes in sugar and then store in an airtight container.