If you love gummy bears, then you will love pâte de fruit. Sort of the original gummy bear, these classic French, jelly candies can be made with fresh or frozen fruit purées and spices for a customized taste.
Combine the sugar and the pectin in a heatproof bowl, and stir to mix evenly. Then, add the remaining ingredients. Over a double boiler, cook the ingredients, constantly whisking until it reaches 230 degrees F, about 10 minutes. Line a pan with plastic wrap, and pour the hot puree into the pan. Leave to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours. Turn the jelly out onto a cutting board and cut into your desired shape. Roll in additional sugar, if you desire.