Aplets, Cotlets, Grapelets and others

Aplets, Cotlets, Grapelets And Others Recipe

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Anna Vandenhazel

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Anyone who grew up in the Northwest is familiar with Aplets & Cotlets from Liberty Orchards. In the 70's they introduced Grapelets which didn't last long, and my Great Aunt Mary found a recipe for them. I don't know what happened to her recipe, but this is a similar one I found through Taste of Home magazine's website.

You can use different types of nuts, or leave them out altogether for those who can't eat them.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
variable
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
unflavored gelatin (knox or store brand)
3 c
apple, grape, or other juice
1 1/3 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
lime juice
2/3 c
cornstarch, divided
2 c
walnuts, chopped
1 c
confectioners' sugar

How to Make Aplets, Cotlets, Grapelets and others

Step-by-Step

  • 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.

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About Aplets, Cotlets, Grapelets and others

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: For Kids