Deliciously addictive, these simple fruit candies have an intense cranberry-raspberry flavor and a consistency vaguely reminiscent of soft gumdrops. The individual candies are normally rolled in granulated sugar, but for a different, frosted look and smooth consistency, you can roll them in sifted powdered sugar instead. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.
Make Ahead Tip: Store the jellies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Equipment: Candy thermometer
Kitchen note: A nonreactive pan--stainless steel, enamel-coated or glass--is necessary when cooking acidic foods, such as cranberries, to prevent the food from reacting with the pan. Reactive pans, such as aluminum and cast-iron, can impart an off color and/or off flavor in acidic foods.
71 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 17.8g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 15.6g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 9.7IU; vitamin c 8.5mg; folate 3.2mcg; calcium 5.3mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 3.9mg; potassium 29.3mg; sodium 1.6mg.