Turkish Delight

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This dessert is slightly exotic and is known by many people who have read the book 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe'. This would do well for a tea party, a holiday party, or even if you just wanted to surprise someone.

close up view of Turkish Delights on a plate with cornstarch
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 3 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons orange zest

  • 3 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin

  • ¾ cup cornstarch

  • ½ cup cold water

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup chopped pistachio nuts

  • confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. Set aside and keep hot.

  2. Stir together orange juice and orange zest, sprinkle with gelatin, and set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1/2 cup cold water, then stir into hot syrup. Place over medium-low heat, and simmer, stirring gently, until very thick.

  3. Remove syrup from heat, stir in orange juice mixture, vanilla, and pistachios. Sprinkle a 8x8-inch pan generously with confectioners' sugar. Pour the Turkish delight into the pan, and let cool in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) until set, 3 to 4 hours.

  4. When cool, sprinkle the top with another thick layer of powdered sugar. Cut into 1-inch squares, and dredge each well with confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
4g Fat
66g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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