Tested till perfect Berry Gelees
Berry Gelees
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Berry Gelees

Gelée, French for “jelly,” is a European confection found in pastry and chocolate shops. The addition of apple to these candies provides the extra pectin for a firm-set jelly. Be sure to let them stand for 3 days before packaging.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Livng Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

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  • Portion size 42 pieces


  • 2 2large Granny Smith appleGranny Smith apples, (12 oz/375 g)
  • 3 cups 3cupsfrozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwater
  • 2 cups 2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1 pouch 1pouch(85 g) liquid pectin


  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgranulated sugar
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Line bottom and sides of 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan with parchment paper; set aside.

Coarsely chop apples, including peels and cores but discarding seeds. In saucepan, cook apples, berries and water over medium heat, until apples are very soft, about 20 minutes.

In processor, purée apple mixture until almost smooth. Press through fine sieve to make 2 cups (500 mL) purée.

In clean saucepan, bring purée with sugar to boil over medium heat; boil, stirring often, until candy thermometer reaches gel point stage of 218°F (103°C), or when spoonful cooled on cold plate wrinkles and does not run together when separated with finger, 20 to 30 minutes.

Remove from heat. Immediately whisk in pectin. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature, without disturbing, until set, 18 to 24 hours.

Turn out onto parchment paper–lined cutting board. Using greased sharp knife, trim edges to straighten. Cut into 42 cubes, cleaning and greasing knife after each cut.

Topping: Place sugar in dish. Coat jellies in sugar. Let dry on rack for 3 days. (Make ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Additional information : Variation
Green Apple Gelées: Omit berries. Increase apples to 4 (1-1/2 lb/750 g).

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 47 pro 0g total fat 0g sat. fat 0g
carb 12g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 0mg
potassium 17mg

% RDI:

vit C 2
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