Several weeks ago I had the privilege of hosting a bachelorette party for my dear friend Jenny before she ran away to Canada to elope. I wanted to try something new and since Jenny is a sangria fan I thought this would be as good a time as any. I decided to wing it recipe-wise and I have to say it turned out quite well! This is super easy to make and you could easily modify the recipe to use white wine and peach Jell-O if you'd prefer.
1-6 oz. box of Raspberry Jell-O
1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups of boiling water
1 1/2 cups of red wine (any kind!)
1 cup of halved seedless grapes
1 chopped apple
1 chopped orange
To start, chop up all your fruit and let them soak for about 30 minutes in the red wine. Then, pour the Raspberry Jell-O and envelope of Knox into a heat safe bowl and mix them together. Next, slowly stir in the 1 1/2 cups of boiling water until the gelatin is dissolved. Strain the red wine from the fruit and stir the wine into the gelatin.
Put the bowl in the fridge until it starts to firm up a bit. Stir in the wine-soaked fruit and then pour into your mold of choice. I added an orange slice in my mold for extra pizzazz - this was for a bachelorette party after all.
Unmold carefully (refer back to my very first post if you need a refresher) and serve! Because of the hard fruit, this mold doesn't look very pretty when you serve it up but it won't last on anyone's plate long enough for them to care.
Thanks again to Paige for her always lovely and appreciated paparazzi skillz.