This is an old fashioned, handcrafted candy that takes a little time and finesse to pull off. It's simple and sweet, but looks and tastes like something you're only suppose to enjoy a few times a year.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 candies
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with plastic wrap.

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  • Combine peaches and lime juice in a blender. Puree until very smooth.

  • Pour into a saucepan over medium heat, stir in 1/2 cup sugar, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and pectin. Using a thermometer, heat to 205 degrees F (96 degrees C) and cook, stirring continuously, for another 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Pour peach puree into the prepared baking dish. Shake gently and tap on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

  • Sprinkle about half the 1/2 cup of sugar over a silicone baking mat and invert the peach gelee on top. Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle top with sugar. Trim off any uneven edges and cut gelee into 25 squares.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; carbohydrates 21g; sodium 0.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2013
Really good, for something that is not chocolate. The peachiness is really present.. no mistaking it. I'd like to try this with other fruits sometime Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/17/2015
It id not set up. Read More
(2)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2013
Really good, for something that is not chocolate. The peachiness is really present.. no mistaking it. I'd like to try this with other fruits sometime Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2016
The recipe itself was easy to follow BUT, there is a KEY step that NEEDS to be added to the directions: Right after it says this: Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. It then needs to say this: After you take it out of the frig, you NEED to let it sit until room temperature. Otherwise no amount of work will not get that plastic wrap off that stuff! I can't believe the author neglected to add this KEY piece of info. Ugh! If it were not for a happy accident I would not have figured this out and would have thrown this delectable, confection away! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2014
Tastes good but it should read 3 oz pectin,not 3 T. Otherwise candy too soft Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2018
It requires 3 oz. of pectin NOT 3 Tbsp. As it is written here; the recipe makes peach jam. For candy, the pectin MUST be increased to 3 oz. When corrected; it makes a delicious candy. I wasted a lot of time attempting to set it before discovering the error. I was able to put the "jam" back on the stove the following day and add the remainder of the pectin and make the candy. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2015
Since Chef John's recipes are always fantastic, I'm assuming mine not gelling up was due to user error. It tasted great, but I did struggle with a few of the steps. First of all, I couldn't get the peaches to blend without some added water. I took Martin C's advice and used 3 oz of pectin instead of 3 T. My package was 3 oz. I started with 3 T, and it just didn't seem like enough, so I added the rest. I also didn't use a thermometer in Step 4 -- just kind of kept it at a bubbling simmer. As I said the end product was delicious -- but I made jam, not candy. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
09/17/2015
It id not set up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2018
These were great! I made them as directed, but I used frozen peaches (just not in season right now). I would love to know how to modify for other fruits, such as lemon & raspberries. As there is different levels of pectin in these fruits, my guess is that the additional pectin would need to be adjusted. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
06/15/2020
Made it twice - neither batch set - VERY disappointed. Expensive to have to throw them away. Read More
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