Maple Jujubes (Maple Gummies)

Source: Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec

A great deliciously sweet idea for an unusual and fun parent-child activity!


Yield: about 750 ml (3 cups) of jujubes




  • 500 ml (2 cups) orange juice
  • 250 ml (1 cup) maple syrup
  • Juice from one fresh lemon
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) maple sugar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) butter
  • 6 packets of gelatin
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) cold water
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) maple sugar


1.In a thick bottom casserole, combine orange juice, maple syrup, lemon juice and maple sugar and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.

2.Add butter and continue to boil for 4 minutes.

3.Dissolve the gelatin in water and add to the hot mixture.

4.Remove from heat and transfer onto a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5.Once set, cut the jelly into pieces to form jujubes.

6. Let them rest in room temperature for 48 hours on a grilled surface, then coat with maple sugar.

7.Keep in a cool and dry place, such as the pantry.




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