Orange-Pineapple Jelled Salad (Vegan) is a no-sugar recipe made with Pomona’s Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener. See below for where to buy.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Before You Begin:
Prepare calcium water. To do this, combine ½ teaspoon calcium powder (in the small packet in your box of Pomona’s pectin) with ½ cup water in a small, clear jar with a lid. Shake well. Extra calcium water should be stored in the refrigerator for future use.
Orange-Pineapple Jelled Salad Ingredients
3/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon Pomona’s pectin powder
1 cup crushed unsweetened pineapple with juice
1 teaspoon calcium water
1/4 cup finely shredded carrot
Orange-Pineapple Jelled Salad Directions
1. Pre-dissolve pectin: Bring the ¾ cup orange juice to a boil in a small saucepan and put in blender/food processor. Add the 1 teaspoon pectin and process on high for 1 minute until pectin is totally dissolved. If necessary, scrape pectin from sides of blender into juice and continue blending until all pectin is dissolved. Set aside.
2. Put pineapple in a small saucepan, add calcium water, stir well, and heat to nearly boiling.
3. Add pectin-orange juice to pineapple-calcium water mixture in the saucepan and stir well. Remove from heat.
4. Add shredded carrot; mix well.
5. Pour into a medium bowl or individual serving bowls; chill in refrigerator until firm.
For more inspiring recipe ideas, see Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin: The Revolutionary Low-Sugar, High-Flavor Method for Crafting and Canning Jams, Jellies, Conserves, and More by Allison Carroll Duffy and the Pomona’s Partners, published by Fair Winds Press, June 2013, and available in paper or ebook everywhere books are sold.
Pomona’s Pectin is available at your local natural food store, food co-op, and many farm stands. Find it also at Sur La Table and a growing number of more conventional grocery stores with natural food sections (Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Rosauers, Nugget Markets, Coborns, Fairway, and others). If you can’t find a store near you on our store locator, you can order from our website or many other online sellers.