Aplets, Cotlets, Grapelets and others
You can use different types of nuts, or leave them out altogether for those who can't eat them.
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- 3 Tbsp
- unflavored gelatin (knox or store brand)
- 3 c
- apple, grape, or other juice
- 1 1/3 c
- 2 Tbsp
- lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp
- lime juice
- 2/3 c
- cornstarch, divided
- 2 c
- walnuts, chopped
- 1 c
- confectioners' sugar
1Soften the gelatin in 1/2 of the juice. Boil the remaining juice and sugar to concentrate it, about 15 min.
2Reserve 1/4 cup of cornstarch and mix the rest with the lemon and lime juices, and then add the gelatin mixture.
3Add to the boiled juice and bring to a boil again, stirring constantly about 10 minutes, or until thickened. Test the sweetness, adding more lemon juice if needed.
4Mix in nuts.
5Pour into a 9"x9"x2" baking pan, lightly greased, lined with waxed paper, parchment or plastic wrap.
Cover to protect from dust or bugs.
6Let harden overnight or about 12 hours. Cut into 1" squares using a pizza cutter.
7Remove squares with a spatula and roll in the sugar mixture (the cornstarch keeps the sugar dry).
8Roll again before serving, or gift-giving, if needed.