Recipes and Cooking Grapefruit Gumdrops 4.7 (3) Add your rating & review Stir up a sweet food gift and share this delicious gumdrop recipe with friends and family this holiday season. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 24, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Adam Albright Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Servings: 32 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light-color corn syrup 1 grapefruit (1 teaspoon zest, 3/4 cup strained juice) 1 1.75 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 - 2 drops liquid red food coloring ½ cup coarse sugar Directions Line an 8 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a 1 1/2-quart saucepan combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to medium; mixture should boil at a steady rate across surface. Cook without stirring 7 to 10 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 280°F (soft-crack stage). Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan combine grapefruit juice, pectin, and baking soda. (Mixture will foam.) Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove; set aside. Remove sugar mixture from heat; remove candy thermometer. Return pectin mixture to boiling. Gradually pour hot sugar mixture in a thin stream into boiling pectin mixture, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in zest and food coloring. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at least 2 hours or until firm. Using foil edges, lift candy from pan. Cut into thirty-two 1-inch pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months. Just before serving or gifting, toss each piece in coarse sugar to coat. Coconut Gumdrops Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk and 1/4 cup water for the grapefruit juice; omit the zest, red food coloring, and the coarse sugar. In a food processor combine 1/2 cup flaked coconut and 1/4 cup granulated sugar; cover and process until fine. Roll each cut gumdrop in coconut mixture. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 82 Calories 20g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 32 Calories 82 % Daily Value * Sodium 27mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 20g 7% Total Sugars 20g Vitamin C 2.3mg 12% Calcium 2mg 0% Potassium 10mg 0% Folate, total 0.6mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.