Thursday, 12 November 2015

Apple Cider Jelly

In the unending quest to use up the billion trillion apples in our pantry I have reprised a jelly recipe that I came up with to use a surfeit of strawberries in a previous year. The campaign to use apples is slowly showing results and I am down to three big trays and three small trays.

Ingredients
8 leaves gelatine, soaked in 2 tbsp cold water
1 cup sugar
1½ cups hot water
½ cup clear apple juice
2 apples with red skin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup sweet sparkling cider, chilled

Method
  1. Mix the gelatine, sugar and hot water together until everything is dissolved.
  2. Add the juices and the cider.
  3. Put in the fridge and wait for gelling to commence (about an hour, but check every 20 minutes).
  4. Quarter, core and thinly slice the apples.
  5. Stir the apples into the gelatine mix and spoon/pour into a glass serving bowl or 6 individual glasses.
  6. Chill until set.
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Susan, lovely to see you have a good crop of apples to enjoy ,have you thought about a food dehydrator? The end result doesn't use up freezer space. Aldi have them this week for $39.95 which seems to be about half what you normally pay for them, Both my kids bought them

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    1. We have thought about a dehydrator but got no further than that. Friends have one and have made some nice fruit leathers in the past. Perhaps we'll get round to it one day. Freezer space isn't really an issue for us, but of course there is always the risk of power failure.

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    1. It can easily be made vegan if you use a suitable gelling agent. Eat it within a day or two so the apple stays crisp.

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