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Fresh Applesauce Jelly Candy

Applesauce Jelly Candies

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then the six fresh apples used in this recipe has to make it one of the healthiest candies you can find.

  Total Time: 45 Min 

  Yield: Serves 20 candies


Applesauce Ingredients 

  • 6 medium sized apples
  • 2 lemon fruits

Candy Ingredients

  • 1 cup/340g of apple sauce
  • 1 ½ cups/510g of fruit puree
  • 2 ounces/56.7g of Cape Crystal pectin
  • 1 cup/201g of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30g of lemon juice

How to Make It:

Step 1:


Peel 6 apples to remove the outer skin and seeds.


Cut the apple into slices or cubes.

Step 2:

Using 2 lemons, peel the yellow outer part of the lemon skin to create the zest. Don't use the white as it is bitter. Then squeeze the juice into a bowl.

Step 3:


Put the apple slices and lemon zest in a pot. Add 3 tablespoon of lemon juice, ½ tsp. (1.15g) of cinnamon, ½ cup (99g) of white sugar, ½ tsp (2.5g) of salt and 1 cup (250ml) of water, then bring to a boil.


Stir often and simmer until the apples are tender (fully cooked).

Step 4:

Remove the lemon zest/skin from the pot using a spoon.

Mash the ingredients (does not have to cool) with a masher until tiny sizes of apples are left.

Using a blender, puree the ingredients to make a smooth, thick applesauce.

Let it cool before storing in a freezer.

Step 5:


Preheat the oven at 200˚F and grease a candy mold or baking pan.


Pour the applesauce and fruit puree into a pot.


Add pectin and 45g of  sugar and whisk into the fruit.

Step 6:


Boil the mixture by stirring continuously.


Add another 70g of the sugar, continue stirring and keep boiling.


Add the remaining sugar, continue stirring and keep boiling.


Add the lemon juice and stir.

Step 7:


Pour into mold (or baking pan if you do not have a mold) and allow to stay overnight or for 10 hours.


Sprinkle with sugar.


Remove from the mold or if you are not using a mold, cut into fun shapes.

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Chef Lisa

I am a passionate writer, cook and enthusiastic learner. I believe in healthy food for a good body fitness. It's not about the food quantity but quality. Keep eating right.