Perfectly Sweet and Tangy White Wine Jelly Recipe

Welcome to my latest recipe for White Wine Jelly! This light and refreshing dessert is perfect for any occasion – from a summer barbecue to a fancy dinner party. When I first tasted this jelly, I was blown away by how sophisticated it tasted, and yet it’s incredibly easy to make at home.

Whether you are a seasoned cook or new to the kitchen, this recipe will surely impress your guests with its unique flavors and presentation. The combination of white wine with the sweetness of cherries, strawberries or raspberries and a hint of lemon juice creates a balanced taste that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

I created this white wine jelly because I wanted to make something that’s both delicious and visually stunning. Not to mention it’s versatile enough to be served as a side dish or dessert. This recipe is especially great when you want to show off your culinary skills without putting in too much effort.

So grab a bottle of your favorite white wine, gather up the ingredients listed in this article, and let’s get started on making some heavenly White Wine Jelly that’ll delight all your senses!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

White Wine Jelly
White Wine Jelly

Are you ready to add a touch of sophistication to your dessert table? Look no further than this delectable white wine jelly recipe.

This jelly is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with the crisp flavor of white wine shining through. It’s an impressive addition to any dinner party or gathering, and guests will be asking for the recipe all night long.

What makes this white wine jelly recipe stand out is its versatility. You can customize it with different fruit juices or even add herbs like lavender or roasted garlic for a unique twist. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.

Not only is this wine jelly delicious, but it’s also a sophisticated way to incorporate your favorite dry white wine into your desserts. You’ll elevate your cooking game and impress your guests with such a unique dessert that pairs perfectly with a glass of white wine.

So why settle for boring, ordinary desserts when you can make this stunning white wine jelly? Follow our recipe guide below and I promise it will become one of your go-to desserts for any occasion.

Ingredient List

“A glass of white wine never tasted so jiggly!”

Ingredient List

This White Wine Jelly Recipe is made using the following ingredients:

  • White wine: 2 cups
  • Sugar: 2 cups granulated sugar for a sweet jelly or 1 1/2 cups for a low sugar jelly.
  • Lemon juice: Juice of one lemon or 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Unflavored gelatin: 1 ounce package
  • Water: 1 1/2 cup
  • Chardonnay wine jelly ingredients:
    • Dry white wine: 2 cups
    • Sugar: 3 1/4 cups granulated sugar and an additional 1/4 cup for the coating sugar (optional)
    • Fresh lemon juice: Juice of one lemon or 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
    • Unflavored gelatin: 1 package (1/4 oz), Sure-Jell or Pomona Pectin can be substituted.
  • Red wine jelly ingredients:
    • Dry red wine: 3 cups
    • Granulated sugar: 3 cups
    • Lemon juice: Juice of one lemon or 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
    • Unflavored gelatin: 2 packages (0.5 ounces each), Knox Gelatin or Pomona Pectin can be used as a substitute.
  • Roasted garlic white wine jelly ingredients:
    • White wine: 2 cups
    • Garlic cloves roasted and smushed into a paste: Use about half the garlic from two bulbs.
    • Sugar: 3 cups granulated sugar.
    • Juice from two lemons.
    • Unflavored gelatin, optional.

The Recipe How-To

“Turn your favorite white wine into a stunning dessert with our jelly recipe.”

Now that we have discussed the ingredient list, let’s dive into how to make this delicious white wine jelly recipe.

Step 1: Prep your ingredients

Before you start cooking, make sure you have all your ingredients handy. Measure out 2 cups of white wine, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, and 3 1/2 cups of sugar. You will also need one packet (or two tablespoons) of unflavored gelatin.

Step 2: Combine the ingredients

In a medium-sized pot, combine the white wine, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves completely. Turn up the heat to a medium-high temperature, and bring this mixture to a boil while stirring constantly.

Step 3: Add the unflavored gelatin

Once you’ve brought your mixture to a boil, add the packet of unflavored gelatin while continuing to stir continuously. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about one minute.

Step 4: Remove from heat

Remove your pot from the heat and let it cool down slightly for approximately five minutes.

Step 5: Pour & refrigerate

Pour your white wine jelly mixture into jars or bowls and refrigerate them to allow it time to set. The refrigeration process can take anywhere from three hours to overnight- it is completely dependent on when you would like to serve it and what consistency you want.

Now that you know how-to make this luscious white wine jelly recipe let’s discuss some tips for perfect results in our next section.

Substitutions and Variations

“These little beauties may look like diamonds, but they taste like wine!”

If you want to switch things up and try something new, there are a few substitutions and variations you can make in this white wine jelly recipe. Here are some ideas:

– Fruits: Instead of cherries and strawberries, you can use other fruits like raspberries or bananas to make a fruit jelly. You can also experiment with different flavors by using fruit-flavored wines such as raspberry wine.

– Wine: Chardonnay is a dry white wine that works well in this recipe, but you can use any dry white wine you prefer. If you want to try a red wine jelly, substitute the white wine with red wine and adjust the sugar accordingly.

– Sugar: If you prefer a less sweet jelly, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. You can also use low-sugar pectin such as Pomona Pectin or Sure Jell for a healthier option.

– Herbs: For an added touch of flavor, consider adding herbs such as lavender or roasted garlic to the recipe. Just be sure to strain out any solids before pouring the mixture into the jars.

– Gelatin: If you don’t have unflavored gelatin on hand, you can substitute it with liquid pectin or agar agar powder for a vegan alternative.

Remember that any changes you make to the recipe may affect the texture and flavor of the final product, so always test your substitutions on a small batch first before making larger batches. With these variations and substitutions, you can create a unique and delicious white wine jelly that caters to your preferences.

Serving and Pairing

“One spoonful of white wine jelly will transport your taste buds to a vineyard in France.”

This white wine jelly is a versatile and delightful treat that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It has a delicate, fruity flavor and a jiggly texture that make it perfect for spreading on toast or using as a glaze for meats. Here are some ideas for serving and pairing this delightful jelly:

– On Toast: Slather this jelly on a slice of warm toast for a delicious breakfast or snack. Pair it with butter or cream cheese to balance its sweetness.

– With Cheese: White wine jelly makes an excellent accompaniment to cheese. Serve it alongside a sharp cheddar, tangy goat cheese, or creamy brie for an elegant snack or dessert.

– With Meats: This jelly is also great as a glaze for meats. Brush it onto roasted chicken, pork loin, or beef tenderloin to add a fruity, sophisticated twist to your meal.

– In Desserts: Use this jelly as an ingredient in desserts like cake frosting, panna cotta, or fruit tarts. Its sweet flavor and delicate texture add depth and complexity to any sweet dish.

No matter how you choose to use this white wine jelly, it is sure to impress your guests with its unique taste and versatility. So grab a jar (or two) and start experimenting!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Jelly shots for adults: White wine edition.”

This white wine jelly recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Once you have made the jelly according to the recipe, let it cool to room temperature and then transfer it to a clean jar with an airtight lid. Store the jelly in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

To serve, simply take the jar out of the fridge and allow the jelly to come to room temperature before using it. You can also reheat the jelly by placing the jar in a bowl of warm water or microwaving it on low for a few seconds until it reaches your desired consistency.

If you want to make this white wine jelly recipe in advance, simply follow the recipe and store it in individual jars for easy serving. This makes a great gift for friends and family or as party favors at events.

When storing the jelly, be sure to label it with the date that you made it so you know when it needs to be used by. Additionally, always use clean utensils when serving from the jar to prevent contamination or spoilage.

Overall, this white wine jelly recipe is simple and can be made ahead of time for quick and easy entertaining. With its sweet and tart flavor profile, it is perfect for pairing with cheeses, crackers, and even desserts like cheesecake or pound cake.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Elevate your charcuterie board with a side of white wine jelly.”

To make white wine jelly, using a Chardonnay wine would be the best choice. The Chardonnay’s lightness and fruitiness pair perfectly with the gelatin texture of the jelly. I have gathered some tips that will help you get the perfect results every time you make a batch of this delicious jelly.

Firstly, before making a white wine jelly recipe or any jelly for that matter, ensure the surface is spotlessly clean. A clean surface ensures no bacteria comes into contact with your food, reducing the risk of spoiling or infections. It would help if you sanitized your utensils and jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to prevent food poisoning.

Secondly, carefully measure all recipe ingredients. Measuring cups and spoons are a must for obtaining accurate measurements while cooking or baking. If the ingredients aren’t accurately measured, the proportions may be off, resulting in runny or too sweet a texture.

Thirdly, to make an excellent white wine jelly recipe, use unflavored gelatin instead of sure jell or liquid pectin. Unflavored gelatin provides more control over stiffness levels while giving the food or dessert a smoother texture as opposed to other additives like pectin, which adds flavor to your jelly.

Lastly, always stir your white wine jelly mixture consistently until it reaches boiling point. When it boils, lower the heat to simmering point and let it cook slowly until ready. Stirring prevents scorching and lumps from forming in your mixture.

Using these tips above will enable you to make perfect white wine jellies that are healthy and full of flavor!


As you embark on making this delicious white wine jelly recipe, you might have some questions in mind. The following FAQs will help answer any concerns or queries you may have about this recipe, providing guidance to perfect your results even further.

What is Wine Jelly used for?

When it comes to wine jelly, the possibilities for pairings are endless. This versatile delicacy can be enjoyed just like any other jam – on toast or crackers. However, what really makes wine jelly unique is the way it pairs with other foods, and in particular, cream cheese. The combination of the smooth, tangy cream cheese with the sweet and rich wine jelly results in an explosion of flavors and textures in your mouth. One of my personal favorite ways to enjoy this pairing is on top of a delicious and toasted bagel.

Does Wine Jelly have alcohol in it?

The Wine Jelly we offer contains a minimal amount of alcohol, about .01%, which may make it unsuitable for certain individuals such as pregnant women and children. However, the decision to consume it ultimately depends on personal preference.

How long does homemade Wine Jelly last?

If you have some wine jelly that you want to keep fresh for a certain period of time, simply store it in an airtight container inside your fridge, where it can retain its texture and flavor for up to two weeks.

What is Chardonnay Wine Jelly?

One of the most favored wine jellies is the Chardonnay variant. The color of this jelly is pale yellow, often described as “medium straw,” and it offers a delightful bouquet of fruit notes. This jelly has a harmonious blend of fruity flavors that can be used in many culinary applications. You could mix it with mustard to create a tasty spread for turkey or chicken. Alternatively, you could use it as a finishing touch and stir it into cooked vegetables before serving for a fruity and savory combination.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, my dear wine lovers! A delicious and easy-to-make white wine jelly recipe that is perfect for any dessert or appetizer. With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can create this sweet and tangy jelly that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

And the best part? This recipe is incredibly versatile! You can switch up the type of white wine used or add in some other fruits like cherries, strawberries, or raspberries to make it even more interesting. Plus, it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for whenever you need it.

So the next time you want to impress your guests or simply treat yourself to something sweet, give this white wine jelly recipe a try. Trust me, it’s worth it! Cheers to enjoying delicious desserts with a touch of elegance and sophistication.

White Wine Jelly

White Wine Jelly Recipe

From THE SALAD BOOK by Michele Evans, this recipe would be spectacular if used as part of brunch, salad course or dessert. It will make a 3 1/2 cup mold as written, but can be halved or divided into smaller mold forms. (Time does not include refrigeration time)
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine French
Servings 14 2 oz servings
Calories 37 kcal


  • 1 cup white wine (A Riesling will be my choice)
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin (unflavored, powdered)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberry (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup peach (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup cherries (pitted)


  • Put 1/2 cup water into a sml saucepan, add gelatin & allow to soak for a few minutes.
  • Place saucepan over a low heat & stir till the gelatin dissolves. Stir in the lemon juice & sugar.
  • Continue stirring till the sugar dissolves & remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of water & the wine. Refrigerate till the mixture develops a syrup consistency.
  • Add fruits, mix gently & spoon the jelly into a 1 qt mold or smaller molds of choice.
  • Refrigerate & chill thoroughly till well-set. Unmold & serve.
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS: For brunch, serve w/scones, bagels or English muffins. As a salad course, serve atop greens & use a poppy seed or other complimentary dressing. As a dessert, serve w/cheese & crackers -- or -- baguette slices topped w/cheese of choice & the jelly as a dessert bruschetta. A sml dish of choc mints would make a nice combo w/either choice.
  • NOTE: IMO, the fruits used are suggestions & others can be subbed. I will prob use a combo of green & red grapes in place of the cherries. Kiwi segments could also be used.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 55gCalories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 0.6gSodium: 2.2mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 5.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Berries, Brunch, Cherries, Dessert, For Large Groups, Fruit, Jellies, Strawberry, Sweet
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