Pepper Jelly Candy is actually a kind of “fruit leather,” popularly know as fruit roll-ups. I don’t usually roll it up because I like using my seasonal cookie cutters with it instead!
12 tablespoons sugar (real sugar, NOT Splenda!)
1 1/3 cups Texas Pepper Jelly, any flavor (you can divide these ingredients equally to use several different flavors, if you wish.)
8 tbsp. corn syrup
8 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
What to do:
First of all, make sure your pan is well prepared by weetting it lightly with plain water. Don’t grease the pan.
Place the gelatin in the cold water to soften (this will take just a few minutes)
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the pepper jelly, sugar, and corn syrup. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves; don’t walk away and leave it over the heat!
Stir in the gelatin and continue stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
Pour into the prepared (damp) pan and leave until completely set. This will take several hours – up to six. Just keep checking.
Once the candy has “set,” turn it out of the pan onto waxed paper and use your cookie cutters on it. Or, you can roll it up if that’s what you want. (Use your pizza cutter if you’re going to roll it up.)
Serve plain or roll the shapes in sugar. We like ours plain.
Mmmm, Pepper Jelly Candy! (You can use regular jelly, or even fruit juice, but we prefer pepper jelly for ours.)