Sparkling Fresh Berry and Walnut Jellies

Sparkling like jewels, berries at their peak in summertime are captured in a flavorful jelly. Any combination of berries will work as well as pomegranate seeds. By using a flavorful juice that’s naturally sweet you eliminate the need for added sugar.

Ingredients

4 cups cranberry or cran-raspberry juice

2 packages unflavored gelatin

2 cups mixed fresh raspberries and blueberries

2 cups fresh strawberries, cut into ½ inch pieces

1 cup blackberries, halved if large

1 cup roughly chopped toasted California walnuts

1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, for serving

8 sprigs of mint, for serving

Directions

  1. Pour ½ cup of cranberry juice into an eight-cup bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the surface and allow the gelatin to “bloom”, about 5 minutes. Bring the remaining juice to a boil in a small saucepan; pour over the gelatin and stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Add the berries while the juice is still hot and stir.
  2. Rinse 8, one-cup ramekins or molds with cold water and set on a tray. Ladle the jelly, berry mixture into the dishes. Sprinkle with walnuts and refrigerate until set, 4 hours or overnight.
  3. To unmold the jellies, dip the containers in warm water, invert onto a serving plate and garnish with a dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately. 
Sparkling Fresh Berry and Walnut Jellies

Nutritional Information

Based on 8 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

230

Total Fat     

10g

Saturated Fat  

1g

Monounsaturated Fat     

1g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7g

Cholesterol

1mg

Sodium

40mg

Carbohydrates

29g

Dietary Fiber      

4g

Protein

11g