Fruit jellies

By Charmian Christie
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  • Silicone ice-cube tray or molds
  • 2 packets (each 7 grams) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup (75 milliliters) fruit juice, such as grape, cranberry or orange-mango (see tips)
  • 1/4 cup (55 grams) granulated sugar


  1. Place two tablespoons (30 milliliters) water in a small bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin. Let stand for five minutes to soften.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat together the juice and sugar, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, about three minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the softened gelatin until dissolved.
  3. Pour the mixture into 12 wells of a silicone ice-cube tray or molds. Refrigerate until firm, about one hour, or overnight.
  4. To unmold the jellies, twist the silicone and use the edge of a knife or your finger to gently pry the jellies from the molds.


Fresh tropical fruit juices — such as papaya, kiwi, mango, guava and pineapple — contain an enzyme called bromelain that prevents gelatin from setting. If you want to make jellies with these flavors, use processed (not fresh) juices, as pasteurization destroys the enzyme.

While you can make jellies with any fruit juice, clear juices such as apple (not cider), grape and cranberry will deliver more luminous results.

If you don’t have silicone molds, use a 20 by 10 centimeter loaf pan lined with foil and lightly greased. Once the jelly has set (about 90 minutes), turn it out onto a clean work surface and cut with a sharp knife into 12 cubes.

The jellies will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


Courtesy of THE 3-INGREDIENT BAKING BOOK by Charmian Christie © 2019 Reprinted with permission. Available where books are sold.


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