Gumdrops Recipe

miami beach personal chef gumdrop recipe
Today is gumdrop day.  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 anytime of year.

Homemade Gumdrops Recipe


2-1/2 cups/479g sugar, divided
1-1/3 cups/330ml applesauce
2 packages (3 ounces/85g each) red or green gelatin
2 envelopes (3 ounces/85g each) unflavored gelatin
1 teaspoon/5ml lemon juice

In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups/383.3g 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 x 7 inch/28x18cm baking dish coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.

With a spatula, loosen gelatin from sides of pan. To remove, invert onto waxed paper. Using kitchen scissors or small sharp cookie cutters dipped in hot water, cut into 1 inch /2.5cm 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.

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