Saturday, December 5, 2009

From the Kitchen: Homemade Gumdrops

Your friends and family will remember these chewy fruity candies long after they've licked the last bit of sugar off their fingers! They're a great gift!

* 2-1/2 cups sugar, divided
* 1-1/3 cups applesauce
* 2 packages (3 ounces each) red or green gelatin
* 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice

* In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar, applesauce, red or green gelatin, unflavored gelatin and lemon juice; let stand for 1 minute. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Immediately pour into a cold 11-in. x 7-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.

* With a spatula, loosen gelatin from sides or pan. To remove, invert onto waxed paper. Using kitchen scissors or small sharp cookie cutters dipped on hot water, cut into 1-in. squares or shapes.

* Place on waxed paper. Dry at room temperature for about 8 hours or until slightly sticky. Roll in remaining sugar. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: About 1-3/4 pounds.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 35 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Linda Stubbs said...

This is wonderful! Thank you so much for the recipe. It is a must to try. Your blog looks so beautiul!!

Hope you are enjoying your decorating time. We are here at Prairie Flower. I love Christmas time!

Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower

Rose Haven said...

Goody Goody Gumdrop!! This sounds yummy!

Ruth said...

Your blog looks so cute!! I love it.

I have never seen a recipe for this. I know my family would love them.


Cathie said...

These sound wonderful. I love your blog and am going to follow. Merry Christmas!