Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Red Dragon Fruit Jelly

If you frequent my humble blog, you will know that I am now helping out in the refreshment/food department for the Sunday School and Pot Bless evangelism event . I am more concern about the food list for the kids and I am not sure whether I should make konnyaku jelly for them. Seeing the way they gobble the jelly which is springy and chewy..they may get choke on them. Thus , I am looking out for some other jellies that will not get them choked . I do not want any untowards accident to happen to them for they will be under our responsiblity or rather my responsibility :p   Saw this recipe on Wendy's blog and thus trying them out and see if the kids will choke on them and it turned out perfect . Even the matured and elderly toothless adults can savor them without any of them choking on it :)   

I used rock sugar instead of castor sugar and reduced the agar agar powder to 8 gm ( coz that was what I have left )  instead of 15gm .  So mine turned out slightly wobbly but firm though .  I add in screwpine leaves for  extra fragrant while boiling the rock sugar and water.  The dragon fruit is not aromatic so the addition of screwpine leaves is to make the jelly smell nice.  I did not measure out the dragon fruit , I used one whole fruit that is slightly bigger than medium size  (RM6 per fruit )  The rest I followed to the T.  Thanks , Wendy for this great recipe !   The finished jelly mixture is enough for 1 tray of big hearts ( 6 pieces )  and 1 tray of small hearts ( 18 pieces ) and 1 tray of goldfish ( 12 pieces ) .

I know the kids will surely love the fishes and the small hearts  :)

Red Dragon Fruit Jelly  -  ( adapted from Wendy's Table For 2 or More )


1.5L Water
200-250gm sugar  * I use rock sugar
15 gm agar-agar powder  * I use 8 gm for a wobbly texture
1 medium sized red dragon fruit (about 1 cup)

1. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Mix the sugar and agar powder together and pour into the boiling water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
3. While simmering, mash the red dragon fruit with a fork until it becomes a puree. Don't use a blender as we want the seeds to be visible in the jelly.
4. Turn off the fire and pour in the dragon fruit puree.
5. Stir and pour into prepared mould.
6. Wait for it to cool down and then chill in the fridge.

Have a great day !

*               *              *


  1. elin,
    There are 2 versions on my blog.
    the 2nd version is much much nicer.
    another blogger, meldylocks uses the 2nd recipe quite often and she likes it a lot.

  2. Kathy...thanks :)

    Wendy...I will try your 2nd version next :) thanks for the recipe ..I love red dragon fruit :) what more in jelly form :) delish and good snacking on them :) I can eat a lot :p

  3. Yum! I'm such a fan of dragonfruit. It's so tasty and refreshing.
    Totally prefer agar-agar jelly more than gelatin based.
    The jelly molds are just awesome too!

  4. WOW! I love the red colour and dragonfruit is very healthy.

  5. Thanks Elin for the lovely agar-s... when are u going to do them again? hehehe...

  6. Want to try this out...so lovely...and i always love dragon fruits

  7. What a lovely little treat! They look so pretty =)

  8. Sandi...thanks for dropping a line here :)

    Cindy...me too esp the red ones :)

    Anncoo..yea healthy and rich in antioxident :)

    Reana...soon..you will get your share :))

    アンゼエリン ....do try it out...you will love it :)

    Peggy....haha yea, I can snack on it the whole day and still not enough..that addictive :)

  9. Caca....thanks for dropping a line here :) yea and the color is appropriate for CNY !

  10. Wow, so colourful. I badly need some now, very hot, sweting!

  11. Cheah ... Tis is great 4 hot weather like ours;)

  12. I don't eat agar-agar very often but I would love to have piece of that heart shape red dragon fruit jelly.