Goan Jujubes - Christmas Candy

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Apr. 28, 2023

Jujubes are made out of sugar, water, lemon, gelatin and flavourings.Its poured into a greased container. Once set its cut into cubes and then rolled in sugar a few times and stored in a dry air tight container.
My grandmother always made these as part of her Christmas platter or kuswar, and it wasn't until this year that I ventured out to make it myself.


50 gms powdered Gelatin
200 ml hot Water
400 gms Sugar
200 ml Water
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 2 drops essence & color of your choice



1.Dissolve the gelatine in the hot water and leave to bloom for 10 mins.


2.Add the sugar, water and lemon juice in a pot and boil till dissolved and thickened.

3.Add the essence & color.

4.Add the bloomed gelatin.

5.Pour this into a greased tin - my tins is 7 x 7 inches.

6.Strain your liquid before pouring if required.

7.Leave at room temp for 8 hrs to overnight.

8.Run a knife around the edges.

9.Cut these into little cubes and lay them on a tray line with wax or parchment paper.

10.Allow this to air dry for an hour or so.

11.Cover this in granulated sugar.

12.Repeat the process if the jujube is still damp.

13.Store in an airtight container.


14.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 5