Jelly Fruit cake With Agar is a light, refreshing dessert and is an excellent way to eat a variety of fruits at a time.

It is beautiful to look at and easy n quick to make. Takes just 10 minutes of yours and then the setting time, that's it. Also, it is vegetarian as well as vegan.

Sharing here two methods to make this healthy jelly. The first is with fruits and the other is using fruit juice or mocktail syrups. Now, add beautify your fruit cream or custard with this easy homemade jelly.

Jelly Fruit cake

 

Jelly With Mocktail Syrups

 

What is Meant by Jelly Fruit Cake?

If you are wondering what this term means, then it is a light and refreshing dessert. This cool dessert is perfect to have as an evening snack. 

It is a flourless cake that is not baked but is set using jelly. You can use readymade jelly powder for this or can make your own using Agar powder or gelatin. I am using Agar Agar here.

Also, you can set it in one big bowl or in muffin moulds. The advantage of setting it in muffin moulds is that you can pick one and have it as it is. No need to cut. However, for a big gathering, setting it one big bowl will look more attractive.

 

How To Make Vegetarian Jelly Fruit Cake

There are two methods to use the same Agar solution. The first is to add it in fruits and the other is to mix in mocktail syrups of your choice.

Now in this recipe, I have made jelly with plain water to which sugar has been added. Also, I made a few with fresh grape juice also. You can take canned fruit juice also of your choice.

For making this dessert, I have taken fruits like apples, grapes, kiwi, pomegranate, etc.

The method is very simple. Put chopped fruits in moulds of your choice. Now, you can take silicon, steel, glass or anything else. I even set in my Appe pan. So, take any material that is available in your kitchen. Nor you have to grease it. Just put fruits in the mould and cover it with Agar solution. That's it. Within an hour these will set. Unmould and you are good to go.

The other way is to add mocktail syrup to the warm agar solution as shown below in the detailed recipe.

Homemade Jelly with Fruits

It's one of the very interesting ways to feed fruits to your kids. Also, you can pack these in their lunch box also. As fruits like apples, pears, etc get oxidized or soggy in summers and are not very pleasurable to eat, in that situation such jelly fruits are a boon. 

Also, you can use the same recipe to make jelly. It gets ready even before your fruit cream or custard gets chilled in the refrigerator.

Must Read: Strawberry Jelly Using Fresh Strawberries

Important Points About Agar

Before I proceed to the recipe, let me share certain facts about Agar, Though I have already done so in my earlier posts but still a quick recap.

  • Agar is also known as China grass or kanten or agar agar, and is a popular vegetarian alternative to gelatin.
  • Gelatin is derived from animal bones whereas Agar is derived from algae and is used to gel many food products, such as puddings, desserts, jelly candy, soups, sauces, and more.
  • It comes in three forms, namely, flakes, grass, and powder.
  • Agar is stronger than gelatin.
  • Unlike gelatin, agar sets beautifully at room temperature also. Since it has a high melting point, therefore, it is first added to a liquid and then brought to a boil to ensure that it is completely dissolved.
  • Being plant-based, agar is 80% fibre without any fat or protein. You can read more about agar here.
  • Agar is to be used in the correct proportion. If added less, the pudding will not set. If added more then the pudding will be hard. When touched, the pudding should be wobbly.

Take care of the following points while dealing with Agar:

  • Mix Agar powder in water at room temperature and then bring it to boil. Boil it for a minute or so to activate it.
  • Always add Agar solution to a warm liquid only. Thus if you wish to add agar solution to some fruit juice then first heat the juice, just for 30 to 40 seconds. When the juice gets lukewarm then add agar solution to it. This is very important and do not ignore it.

Some other recipes using Agar that you will love to try are:

 

 Recipe with Photos

  • Chop fruits like apples, kiwi, and pears and grapes, if too big in size. Separate pomegranate pearls.
  • Place them in moulds. Fill 1/4 to 1/3 of the mould with these fruits. You can even take a wide dish, say of 4" by 6'' and lay fruits in it.

(As you can see, I used a variety of moulds, aluminium, steel, silicon, just to show that anything can be used)

Put Fruits In muffin moulds

 

  • Mix Agar powder in water and put to boil.
  • Boil it for a minute, this activates the agar and is very important to do so.
boil agar solution for a minute

 

  • Turn off the flame, mix sweetener of your choice in it and wait for 4 to 5 minutes so that the solution turns warm from hot. (i used powdered cane sugar)
  • Pour this in the moulds.

( Do not pour hot liquid as the fruits will get cooked partially.)

pour warm Agar solution over fruits

 

  • Leave it for an hour or so or till set. If you set in a big container, it may take more time to set. You may keep it in the refrigerator but not necessary as it sets at room temperature.
  • Unmould. To unmould, if in metal moulds, then loosen the edges with a knife. For silicone moulds, simply remove the jelly.

Jelly Fruit Cake with Agar Agar

Fruits in Agar Agar Jelly Recipe

Beautiful in looks, easy to make, Fruits In Jelly With Agar is a simple and delicious way to eat fruits. It is just another way of eating fruits

Course Dessert
Keyword Homemade Jelly, How to Make Jelly without Gelatin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Chopped Fruits Apple, Kiwi, Pomegranate, grapes, pear, etc
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1.5 tsp Agar Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Powdered Cane Sugar

Variation

  • 3 or 4 Tbsp Mocktail Syrups

Instructions

  1. Chop fruits like apples, kiwi, and pears and grapes, if too big in size. . Separate pomegranate perals.

  2. Place them in moulds. Fill 1/4 to 1/3 of the mould with these fruits. You can even take a wide dish, say of 4 by 6'' and lay fruits in it.

  3. Mix Agar powder in water and put to boil. Add sugar powder also.

  4. Boil it for a minute, this activates the agar and is very important to do so. 

  5. Switch off the flame, add powdered cane sugar and stir so that dissolves fully.

  6. Wait for 4 to 5 minutes so that the solution turns warm from hot. Pour this in the moulds.

  7. Leave it for an hour or so or till set. If you set in a big container, it may take more time to set. You may keep in the refrigerator but not necessary as it sets at room temperature.

  8. Unmould. Keep in the refrigerator as they taste good when cold otherwise you can have them as it is also.

Variation

  1. Once the hot agar solution turns warm from hot then divide it into 2 or 3 parts.

  2. Mix in mocktail syrups, like I added Orange marmalade, kiwi crush and Strawberry crush.

  3. Leave it to set at kitchen counteronly or in the refrigerator.

  4. Once set, scoop out like balls or just cut and use.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used unrefined cane sugar powder also known as Boora sugar.
  2. In case, agar solution sets in the pan only (before putting it over fruits) then heat it again. On reheating it will again return to its liquid state. 
  3. You can use fruit juice also. In that case, take half water and half juice. Boil agar in water. Heat juice for 30 seconds or so till gets lukewarm. Now, add hot agar solution to the warm juice. Mix the two and pour over the fruits. 

 

Fruits in Agar Agar Jelly Recipe

Beautiful in looks, easy to make, Fruits In Jelly With Agar is a simple and delicious way to eat fruits. It is just another way of eating fruits

Course Dessert
Keyword Homemade Jelly, How to Make Jelly without Gelatin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Chopped Fruits Apple, Kiwi, Pomegranate, grapes, pear, etc
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1.5 tsp Agar Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Powdered Cane Sugar

Variation

  • 3 or 4 Tbsp Mocktail Syrups

Instructions

  1. Chop fruits like apples, kiwi, and pears and grapes, if too big in size. . Separate pomegranate perals.

  2. Place them in moulds. Fill 1/4 to 1/3 of the mould with these fruits. You can even take a wide dish, say of 4 by 6'' and lay fruits in it.

  3. Mix Agar powder in water and put to boil. Add sugar powder also.

  4. Boil it for a minute, this activates the agar and is very important to do so. 

  5. Switch off the flame, add powdered cane sugar and stir so that dissolves fully.

  6. Wait for 4 to 5 minutes so that the solution turns warm from hot. Pour this in the moulds.

  7. Leave it for an hour or so or till set. If you set in a big container, it may take more time to set. You may keep in the refrigerator but not necessary as it sets at room temperature.

  8. Unmould. Keep in the refrigerator as they taste good when cold otherwise you can have them as it is also.

Variation

  1. Once the hot agar solution turns warm from hot then divide it into 2 or 3 parts.

  2. Mix in mocktail syrups, like I added Orange marmalade, kiwi crush and Strawberry crush.

  3. Leave it to set at kitchen counteronly or in the refrigerator.

  4. Once set, scoop out like balls or just cut and use.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used unrefined cane sugar powder also known as Boora sugar.
  2. In case, agar solution sets in the pan only (before putting it over fruits) then heat it again. On reheating it will again return to its liquid state. 
  3. You can use fruit juice also. In that case, take half water and half juice. Boil agar in water. Heat juice for 30 seconds or so till gets lukewarm. Now, add hot agar solution to the warm juice. Mix the two and pour over the fruits.