Turkish delight is a jelly-like candy that has been produced in Turkey since the 15th century. It's usually flavored with rose water, as in this recipe, but you can use any liquid flavor you like. Store in an airtight container.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
30 squares
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a 9-inch cake pan with enough aluminum foil to have it hanging over the sides; spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

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  • Stir sugar, water, and gelatin together in a large pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook at a simmer, stirring constantly, for 20 minutes.

  • Stir rose water and food coloring into the mixture in the pot; pour directly into the prepared cake pan.

  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  • Lightly dust a cutting board with some of the confectioners' sugar. Invert cake pan onto the cutting board. Gently peel aluminum foil from the surface of the gelatin. Cut gelatin into squares.

  • Spread confectioners' sugar into a wide, shallow dish. Roll gelatin squares in the sugar to coat.

Cook's Notes:

Rose water can be found at specialty food stores, online, or can be made.

When cooking the jelly, it may take on a slightly burnt color. This is natural and and will not effect flavor. It does boil over easily, so pick a pan that has plenty of extra space.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 17.3g; sodium 1.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2015
The flavor was very nice and it was easy to cook but this stuck.. terribly. I sprayed with cooking spray as directed and used foil but this method was a failure. It is possible I have defective cooking spray or defective foil..I couldn't get the foil peeled away with out it flaking off in teeny tiny pieces... if at all. The few bites I was able to salvage tasted very good though. If I ever try this again I will use my Silpat mat to line the pan. Editing my review.. I left the candy out for a bit and once it warmed up I was able to peel the foil off better. It still wasn't easy but it did improve. Possibly need to use non stick foil as well...this might improve the recipe. It still tastes good but beware of the sticking issues. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2015
The flavor was very nice and it was easy to cook but this stuck.. terribly. I sprayed with cooking spray as directed and used foil but this method was a failure. It is possible I have defective cooking spray or defective foil..I couldn't get the foil peeled away with out it flaking off in teeny tiny pieces... if at all. The few bites I was able to salvage tasted very good though. If I ever try this again I will use my Silpat mat to line the pan. Editing my review.. I left the candy out for a bit and once it warmed up I was able to peel the foil off better. It still wasn't easy but it did improve. Possibly need to use non stick foil as well...this might improve the recipe. It still tastes good but beware of the sticking issues. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2017
I followed the recipe to a tee...I made pink rubber. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2018
This is so completely wrong not sure what this is but it isn t Turkish delight Read More
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