I found this Raspberry Balsamic Jelly recipe by accident.  I was in the doctors office reading some ancient  magazine.  In one of the areas there was an article about good homemade accompaniments for a cheese plate.  One of the items was this recipe.  It sounded really interesting so I copied the recipe down.

After the doctors appointment I went to the store and bought what I needed to make this Balsamic Jelly.  It was an immediate hit.  It’s just the best stuff ever, and I now don’t limit it to only a cheese plates.  It’s particularly good on biscuits too.  You must give it a try to believe just how good it is.

Raspberry Balsamic Jelly

Balsamic Jelly, findingourwaynow.com


  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 package raspberry Jello
  • 16 tablespoons, honey (1 cup)


Balsamic Jelly, findingourwaynow.comPour vinegar into a small sauce; sprinkle gelatin over the vinegar. Let stand until gelatin softens, about 10 minutes. Stir over medium heat until the gelatin dissolves, and mixture is hot (do not bring to a simmer). Remove form heat. Stir in honey. Pour in 3 to 4 small jars. Chill until gelatin sets, about 8 hours. Cover and keep chilled. Serve with bread & butter or as a condiment on a cheese board.

Notes: You can make this 1 week ahead.  If you prefer, you may substitute 3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin for a plain balsamic jelly.

This balsamic jelly makes a particularly nice gift for cheese lovers.  It really complements a cheese plate nicely.  It is a favorite of many of my friends, and it’s often requested as a gift from my kitchen. Enjoy.

Time to eat…

If you enjoyed this easy Shoestring Potato Candy recipe and are looking for other treats, check out my Easy Marinated Garlic OlivesCheese Boards Made Easy, and Chicken Liver Pate. Enjoy.

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  • http://twitter.com/geekgirlusa Cheryl Therrien

    That sound scrumptious! Another one to add to my recipe collection. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, It has such a great taste. When you try it let em know what you think. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/JeriWB Jeri Walker-Bickett

    As soon as I saw the title of this post, I was thinking it would go great on biscuits!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeri, This was such and interesting recipe that it boded a try. It is awesome on a warm biscuit. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Normally for something like this I would make balsamic syrup (50 year old balsamic is just way to costly). I have never heard of using a fruity gelatin (or even a neutral one for that matter) with balsamic.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jon, I have friends you will ask me in I have extra because they like it so much… LOL. Give this a try, it will amaze you. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.owens.790 Mike Owens

    ” I was in the doctors office reading some ancient magazine. In one of
    the areas there was an article about good homemade accompaniments for a
    cheese plate. One of the items was this. It sounded really interesting
    so I copied the recipe down and after the doctors appointment”

    COPIED? Wow, Susan, you are better than I. I just use the judiciously placed cough, while I rip the thing out.

    Sounds good though. A lot like the Blackberry BBQ sauce I make. I go out on the local back roads in June and July and gather…they are all over the place. Never thought of using Jello…seems like cheating ;).

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Mike, well I actually took a picture on on iphone of the recipe… :D. It was such an unusual recipe that it cried out to me to try it. It was an awesome find. :)

  • Stephanie Ruby Feldman

    This sounds like a must make! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Stephanie, It really and have fun with this one. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/InkkReviews Krisha & Katie

    I do cheese and wine nights monthly with my fiends. I don’t usually add extras unless they are super special, but I think this would make this list. My boyfriend puts balsamic vinegar on so many things. I believe he would enjoy this. ~Krisha

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      I’m the same way, Krisha. This has become so popular with my friends that I now make up large batches of it and put it in small jars for gifts. If your boyfriend loves balsamic vinegar, he will LOVE this recipe. :-)

  • Lisa J. Jackson

    Wow, I can make jelly from Jello? That’s so cool! I love all types of fruits, and raspberries are a special treat. This is a definite to-try recipe. I feel empowered after getting all these recipes from you. 2013 is going to be fun for me – trying new foods and surprising friends and family with edible treats from *my* kitchen. yay! thanks, Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Lisa, How cool. I can’t wait to hear more about your food adventures in 2013. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/artyyah A.K.Andrew

    It sounds delicious. When I was in Italy this year I had the thick, almost syrup consistency balsamic vinegar on fruit as well as ricotta as a dessert. I can imagine this is really good.

    • http://findingourwaynow.flywheelsites.com/ Susan Cooper

      WOW A.K. That sounds amazing. This is really good but could hardly compare to that experience. :-)

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