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Friday, October 28, 2011

Jelly Candies

About a year ago, I posted a recipe for lemon jellies. These cute little lemon candies are so tasty and such a cheerful lemon hue. I absolutely adore them, but what is good in lemon must be good in orange and other citrus flavors, right? So I made a batch of orange ones. I made them exactly how I made the lemon ones, except that I substituted oranges and used orange coloring.

You know what? They weren't right. I was so disappointed because they were cloyingly sweet. Fortunately, I have a fix for that. I got out the old citric acid granules and - voila! - a wonderful orange version of the lemon jellies was born. When I make orange jellies, I add about one half teaspoon of citric acid to the hot mix. If you really want a nice, tart treat, you can also add a little pinch to the dredging sugar.

So, if you want to make a nice, colorful assortment of jellies that looks adorable gifted in little cellophane bags or piled high in a candy dish, make a batch of lemon, orange, and lime jellies. Just be sure to add some citric acid to the orange and lime ones!


  1. Tara, these look wonderful. Jellies are not the easiest thing in the world to get right. You did it. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a wonderful spot for your readers to visit and I've really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Thank you, Mary, for your kind words. I have so much fun with this blog, but it's always nice to hear that it is helpful/enjoyable to my readers. I often swing by your blog and, in addition to loving the delicious recipes you post, am in awe of how regularly you post! Thanks again for stopping by!

  3. I made the lemon jellies from your recipe. They are terrific. I will
    now go for the orange and lime. Thanks for these terrific recipes.
    I will give them to my friends. My hubby loved them too.


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