Homemade Fresh Fruit Jellies

Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: , Total Time: 5 mins + Chill Time

September 14, 2013

Fresh Fruit JellyPuddings are always a bit scarce in our house. Being more of a savoury person myself I rarely get around to making any, occasionally on a Sunday, but virtually never in the week. My kids get the odd fromage fraise or yoghurt and there’s always fresh fruit on offer. And there’s quite often cake. But I recently tasked myself with making quick, easy and healthy puds on a bit of budget (which indeed we are more than ever right now!), starting with my Homemade Fruit Jellies. I used to make these pretty often when the littlies were babies, but it’s been years since my last jelly sess. And not only are they a speedy cinch to make but homemade jellies come minus the colour, preservative, flavouring or sugar nasties of commercially made ones.

I use raspberry and cranberry juice as the base, as it’s easily available and it’s red. Funny how everyone loves red jelly eh?. You simply make the jelly by heating up the juice and stirring in a sachet of powdered gelatine, job done and no added sugar required (there’s already plenty in the juice). Pour the jelly on to a selection of seasonal fruits of your choice, either in individual glasses or bowls or one big bowl. I had Jacques do this bit for me, he loved divvying up the fruit between the glasses…and sampling them as he went along. And once made they only take about three hours to set and will last for a few days in the fridge. As if they’ll still be there after a few days!.

The Good Stuff:

Fresh fruit

Great For:

Babies 9 – 12 months, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, Big Kids, Snack time, Treats, Parties, Birthday Parties, Puddings


Vary your fruit juice base as to what your kids like most. Or just go with the colour that best matches their favourite jelly, like my red one!.
Makes 6 – 8 jellies.

Special Equipment:

Small bowls or glasses, or one large bowl (preferably glass)

Homemade Fresh Fruit Jellies

Ingredients Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: , Total Time: 5 mins + Chill Time

To make 6 – 8 small jellies:
600ml/pint raspberry and cranberry juice
1 sachet powdered gelatine or agar agar
fresh fruit of your choice, blueberries, grapes (halved or quartered), raspberries, blackberries, strawberries all work

1) Heat the juice in a saucepan until very hot but not simmering
2) Remove 4 tablespoons of the hot juice and place in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the powdered gelatine and briskly stir or whisk until completed melted in and combined
4) Stir in to the rest of the liquid
5) Place the chosen fruit in the bottom of your glasses or bowl
6) Pour over the jelly and place in the fridge for a few hours until set

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Fresh Fruit Jellies

  1. shuhan

    I love jellies! Often vary them using different fruits that are in season 🙂 I tend to use agar (a seaweed jelly) because that;s what I grew up with in asia, but would like to try this with gelatine too! Thanks!

    1. Louisa

      Love jellies too! I only used gelatine as that’s what I’ve used before but TODAY funnily enough I purchased some agar agar to try out, my next batch will most definitely use it, far nicer and more natural than nasty gelatine for sure!.

  2. JamieWhite

    looks very delicious and appetizing jellies ! I have to say that Loved by kids and adults alike, jelly is such an easy dessert to make. Definitely, I will try it at home this type of recipe.



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