Friday, September 19, 2014

Quince Gummy Bears


With some leftover poaching liquid from quince, I decided to make some homemade quince gummy bears! Yes, S-, this is not a passing fancy; I'm fully quince-obsessed.

Ingredients
  • 2/3 C poaching liquid
  • 6 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 4 T raw turbinado sugar

Procedure
In a small saucepan, pour your liquid and whisk in the sugar till mostly dissolved. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Not all of the gelatin will absorb the juice; that's okay.

After five minutes, heat the mixture over a low to medium heat until the gelatin is dissolved and the mixture is thickened and clear. You can pour directly into the mold from the saucepan, if you like. I don't trust my neatness without a spout, so I transferred the mixture to a measuring cup.

Pour the mixture into the molds. You can pour all the way to the top, since it doesn't expand. Place the mold on a flat tray and put them in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. They should pop out easily. If they don't put them back in the freezer for a few more minutes.

If you want to make your own, here's an affiliate link to the mold. If you are uncomfortable using the link, feel free to go to amazon and search "gummy bears ice cube tray" on your own!

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