These jujubes are soft & chewy gelatine based candy rolled in sugar granules. They are colorful, attractive & flavorful. You can prepare them in flavors of your choice. Jujubes are popular in fruity & citrusy flavors viz. raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange & black currant. Jujubes are loved by kids & adults alike. They are usually half moon shaped or cubed. Some jujubes are sticky & gummy.. Today’s post of jujubes is very easy & quick to prepare. They are light & melt in the mouth. We make these for Christmas & they look very festive when served & taste awesome! We enjoy them throughout Christmas week & New Year. I’m sure you will love making & enjoying this candy.. 😀
- 50 gms. Unflavored Gelatine
- 500 gms. Sugar (granules or pwd.)
- 1 ½ cups Water
- 3 Sour Limes/Lemons
- 1 tsp. Raspberry Edible Color
- ½ tsp. Raspberry Essence
- Sugar for Rolling
- Vegetable Oil for Greasing
In a bowl, squeeze sour limes & extract juice.
Add a cup of water to it & stir well.
Add gelatine to it & let it soak for 1 hour.
In a sufficiently large pan, add ½ cup of water to sugar.
Place the pan on med. heat & keep stirring till the sugar dissolves completely.
Stir in the soaked gelatine till dissolved.
Let the mixture come to a boil.
Take the pan off the heat.
Add edible color & essence.
Stir well till well incorporated.
Gently pour the mixture in a greased container.
Let it set for about 5 hours.
Cut into small cubes or any desired shape.
Roll in granulated sugar & place on a tray to dry for another 2 hrs.
Serve at Christmas.
Rolling in Sugar :
Place sufficient granulated sugar in a deep bowl. Put in few cut jujube cubes at a time. Toss the cubes till it is completely covered in sugar.
Tips & Variations :
- You may make several batches of jujubes using different colors & essences.
- You may even divide the above mixture in two sections & make two different flavors.
- You may use a glass dish or aluminium container to set the jujubes.