Thursday, November 1, 2007

pate de fruits

I've been staring at Elise's recipe for membrillo, quince paste to eat with sharp cheeses, since she posted it the other day. However, I can't find quince anywhere. Alex had the other Wholefoods order it for him, so eventually I'll get some, but until then I settled (happily) on making some pate de fruits, which are homemade gummy candy that is delicious. I searched around and found a few recipes, but this one was the easiest by far, and used pre-made jam instead of playing with pectin or using fruit that has pectin in it. I was feeling lazy and not up to cooking something for a long time and then testing and retesting the jell. I used this recipe, with my homemade spiced plum jam. They're great, and take about 5 minutes.
Pate de fruits
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2/3 c water
3/4 c granulated sugar
1 c jam, any flavor
sugar for coating

Line an 8x8" pan with parchment paper, set aside. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/3 c water. Set aside, let soften. Combine remaining water and sugar. Heat over med high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let mixture come to a boil, then add jam and stir to dissolve completely. Add gelatin, stir until that dissolves, then boil 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan and chill 4 hours. Coat top with sugar, turn out onto wax paper, cut small squares and coat in sugar. Store in airtight container, separated by wax paper. Hide from your boyfriend.


  1. My God, can I just come and live in your blog? All of your recipes look so amazing.

  2. haha Grommie, thank you!