Sunday, June 19, 2016
Balsamic Berry Gelatin Gummy Snacks- NO SUGAR
I love making recipes that are different. The Primalist shared this recipe and it got my attention right away.
Planned to make this with just the blueberries but someone gave me a quart of strawberries. I used 2 cups fresh strawberries and 2 cups fresh blueberries.
It has NO sugar and not sure if this would be kid friendly but I sure liked it!
2 cups washed and hulled strawberries
2 cups washed, stems removed blueberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar*
4 tablespoons gelatin **
1 cup water
1- In a medium size saucepan combine berries and balsamic vinegar over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the berries are soft and have cooked through. Remove from the burner and set aside.
2- Puree the berries with an immersion stick blender until completely smooth. Cool slightly before transferring to a food processor if not using an immersion stick blender.
3- Pour 1 cup water into a bowl with a large surface area. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water, making sure it's incorporated into the water (if there are any dry spots, stir gently, and if it has soaked up all the water but there’s still dry spots, add a little bit of water). Let sit for 5 minutes.
5- Transfer blueberry mixture to a 11″x 13″ Pyrex pan lined with parchment paper (or equivalent shallow dish). Allow the berry mixture to come to room temperature. Then place in the fridge to set.
6- This took about 2-3 hours to set.
7- Can be cut into fun shapes.
* I really love balsamic vinegar with my fruit but juice or water can be substituted for the balsamic.
** The only gelatin I have used is this ONE. There are different brands and choose the one which is suitable to your diet.
*** I have more blueberries and want to make another batch. I'll use just the blueberries and going to try grape juice or maybe apple.
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