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Patchwork Jello Cups

PC Caradh is, herself, a patchwork of metals and flesh. Her once amphibious parts are long gone, but inspired these ever-sinking pomegranate arils.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Chill time: 60 minutes

Yield: 2 jello cups

Inspired by: Caradh, from our Heist ShortSight

2 cups pomegranate juice, or your favorite deep red-colored juice (refrigerated)

2T gelatin

1 t granulated sugar

2 cup white cranberry peach juice or your favorite light-colored juice(refrigerated)

2 T gelatin

1 t granulated sugar

Pomegranate perils

Plum syrup from our Plum Chips recipes (optional)

2 clear, stemless wine glasses

  1. Put one cup of pomegranate juice in a medium-sized bowl and sprinkle 2T of gelatin on top. Allow to sit and bloom for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, put remaining cup of pomegranate juice and granulated sugar in a saucepan or microwave safe measuring up and heat until steaming (don't allow it to boil).

  3. Pour the hot juice into the gelatin mixture and stir to combine. The mixture should be smooth with no lumps remaining. The best container to keep this in is something with a spout, like your measuring cup.

  4. Find two vessels that are slightly smaller than the width of the glass and crumple up some parchment paper or paper towels to create a resting spot for you wine glasses. Nestle the wine glasses on top of the paper at a steep angle.

  5. Pour half of your jello mixture into the glasses until the top of the liquid is a centimeter or two from the edge of the glass.

  6. Put in fridge and allow to set up for about 20 minutes.

  7. Once nearly set (it's okay if it is a little wobbly or soft), remove from refrigerator and turn the glasses about 45° and do a second pour of the jello. This creates that wild "V" shape we have in the front and back of the jello cups.

  8. Place in refrigerator to set for at least 20 minutes.

  9. Meanwhile, repeats steps a-c with the light-colored juice and put in measuring cup.

  10. Once the deep red jello has set, put glasses flat on the counter and pour the light-juice jello over the top just until it reaches the top of your red jello. Set aside about 2-3 T of the light jello. You also need to save some room in your glass for your final pour, so don't go all the way to the edge of the glass yet.

  11. Return cups to fridge and allow to set for 10-20 minutes. It's possible for them to over set at this point, so keep an eye on them! You want your light-jello to be gooey, not hard.

  12. Remove your glasses from the fridge and place pomegranate arils on the setting surface. Using a straw, gently press the arils into the jello until it reaches your desired depth. Repeat with as many arils are you'd like.

  13. Take remaining 2-3T, and, if desired, mix in 1-2t of plum syrup (you could also use a different flavor of syrup). Pour over the top of each glass to cover up the indentations made from pushing in the arils.

  14. Allow to set 20 minutes longer (at a minimum, you can wait longer!) and enjoy as is or with some freshly whipped cream.

  15. As Caradh has discovered, sometimes a patchwork can yield amazing results.


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