Valentines Day Gelee Recipe

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Valentines Day Peach Gelees

Since we are gluten free and casein free it can be hard to come up with great holiday treats. But I found out that making a Valentines Day Gelee Recipe is easy and delicious, and really very special. These little jeweled colored candies came to me from the Culinatry Institute of America and I turned them into Valentines Day Gelees. I adore these little gems and hope you decide to make them for your little Valentines too.

Valentines Day Gelee Recipe
Recipe type: Candy

  • ¾ cup frozen juice concentrate, thawed (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1¼cups water
  • Two 1.75 ounce packets (8 teaspoons) powdered fruit pectin
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar, plus extra for coating
  • 1⅓ cups light corn syrup (organic)
  • ¼ to ¾ teaspoon citric acid, or as needed

  1. Lightly coat a rectangular pan with coconut oil, then line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and lightly oil that too.
  2. In a large sauce pan put the fruit juice, water, pectin and baking soda.
  3. The baking soda will make it foam, a lot.
  4. In a second sauce pan put the sugar and corn syrup.
  5. Heat both pans over medium high heat to boiling point, then lower the heat to medium and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Gradually add the sugar mixture to the fruit juice mixture, stirring constantly.
  7. Continue to boil for one more minute.
  8. Remove from heat and add the citric acid.
  9. Taste a bit of the mixture that has cooled on a plate and adjust the citric acid until you find a flavor you like.
  10. Pour into prepared, parchment lined pan.
  11. Let cool at room temperature for about 2 hours.
  12. Scatter sugar onto a jelly roll pan and invert the cooled gelee mixture onto the sugar.
  13. Using small cookie cutters, cut out hearts or other shapes.
  14. Place the gelees into a bowl with sugar and coat all sides so they do not stick.
  15. Place sugar coated gelees onto a parchment lined drying rack and allow to cure for 8 hours.
  16. Enjoy!


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  1. What a delicious, yet healthy Valentines treat!
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  2. Maryann, these look SO GOOD! I pinned them!
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  3. These look freakin amazing. You are so creative!
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  4. Those look awesome.

  5. I’ve never made my own gelee candy before. Looks yummy!
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  6. Oh I used to love these. Seriously tempting my Maryann.
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  7. So cute and easy!!
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  8. Great recipe!
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  9. I want to try to make these.
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  10. So cute!
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  11. What a great treat!!

  12. Looks gorgeous and yummy!
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  13. They are so pretty–I can’t believe they’re homemade!
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  14. They look so good!
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  15. Great recipe!
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  16. These look so delightful! They would make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
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  17. YUM, I like the sound of these!! I have some ice cube heart trays that would be perfect! Got this tweeted and pinned!
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  18. When do you add the pectin? It’s listed in the ingredients but not in the instructions!


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