- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon orange oil
- 5 drops each red and yellow food coloring
- Additional sugar
- Butter a 9-in. square pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the pectin, baking soda and water (mixture will be foamy). In another saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring both mixtures to a boil. Cook until foam on pectin mixture thins slightly and sugar mixture comes to a full rolling boil, about 4 minutes. Gradually add pectin mixture to boiling sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat. Stir in orange oil and food coloring. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature for 3 hours or until set.
- Sprinkle waxed paper with sugar; invert pan onto sugar. With a knife dipped in warm water, cut candy into 1-in. squares; roll in additional sugar. Place on a wire rack. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature overnight. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 81 pieces.
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I made these jellies for the first time, and they brought me right back to the memories of similar jellied candies I had when I was a child. I'll be making another batch tomorrow, but with cherry oil instead. WONDERFUL recipe!
The candy did not set up at all. I put it back in the pan after about six hours and cooked it some more but it came out too hard and gummy.
I have been making candy for awhile and this sounded so good. I tried it the way you said, never set up enough to do anything with it. So I tried doing it a little different with the same results. Maybe you have something written down wrong in the reciepe. Maybe to much pectin. Maybe you left out a step. Please let me know as the flavor is good and would like to make this recipe for christmas gifts.