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Sunny's Apple and Ginger Cranberry Jelly Molds

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 40 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 pounds Granny Smith apples, quartered

4 cups cranberry juice 

One 8-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced

1 cinnamon stick 

3/4 cup sugar

Two 1-ounce packages unflavored gelatin 

Nonstick cooking spray, for the party cups

Directions

Special equipment:
8-ounce ridged party cups
  1. Add the apples (seeds and all), cranberry juice, ginger and cinnamon stick to a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and steep on medium until the apples are mushy, about 25 minutes. Strain the contents of the pot using a fine-mesh sieve and a moist paper towel or cheesecloth. Do not press anything through the sieve. Allow to drip to about 2 cups of liquid. Discard the solids.
  2. Wipe the pot clean or rinse with water. Pour all but 1/4 cup of the liquid back into the pot and add the sugar. Cook on medium high until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the gelatin to the reserved 1/4 cup liquid and stir. Stir this into the pot and remove from the heat. Let cool until just warm.
  4. Coat the inside of four 8-ounce ridged party cups (or several shot glass-size party cups) with cooking spray (you may want to double the cups so you don't warp them). Once the liquid has cooled a bit, divide among the cups. Place on a tray and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  5. To unmold, dunk the sides of the cups in warm water and wiggle out the jelly.