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Add some wow to your Christmas lunch with Curtis Stone's Apple Jelly Gems. Best served with roast pork, they melt to create a delicious apple sauce.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 5 mins standing & 2 hours chilling time


  • 1½ cups (375ml) clear apple juice or cider
  • 1½ tbs gelatine powder
  • 1 tbs Calvados or brandy (optional)

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  1. Step 1

    Place ½ cup (125ml) apple juice or cider in a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatine over and set aside for 3 mins or until gelatine softens.
  2. Step 2

    Bring gelatine mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until gelatine dissolves. Stir in remaining apple juice or cider, the Calvados or brandy, if using, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Step 3

    Pour into a 12cm x 22cm loaf pan. Spoon off any foam that rises to surface. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  4. Step 4

    Using a fork, scrape top 1.5cm surface of jelly lengthways, then crossways, forming little square-shaped pieces. Spoon gems over pork, allowing heat to melt the jelly.