- Those infamous Aplets from Washington State. Delicious jellied-type fruit and nut candy rolled in powdered sugar! Yummmmmie!
- S. Chokel
Serves/Makes:24 small or 12 large ones
- 1 cup (225 ml) homemade applesauce pulp (Winesaps preferable)
- 2 cups (475 ml) granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) Knox Gelatin
- 5 tbsp (70 ml) cold water
- 1 cup (225 ml) nuts, chopped (walnuts are historically used)
- 1/2 lemon's juice
- 1 cup (225 ml) to 2 cups (475 ml) powdered sugar to roll candy in
- In a medium large deep saucepan, boil the applesauce pulp and the sugar hard for one full minute, then simmer for 1/2 hour.
- Soak the Knox Gelatin and the cold water together, and when dissolved, add it to the boiled sugar and applesauce.
- Add the nuts to the mixture in the saucepan, mix in and take off the burner.
- When almost cool, add the juice of 1/2 of a lemon.
- Next, pour the mixture into a waxpaper lined flat pan (like a jelly roll pan).
- Let stand at room temperature for at least 8 to 10 hours, maybe longer.
- Cut into desired shapes and sizes, and roll in powdered sugar.
- These are so common and delicious up in Washington State! This recipe was given to me by a woman I worked with at Spokane's Sacred Heart Hospital. They are great for any holiday, Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, or just a family get-together!