Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

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Tags: Dairy‑free, Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well


2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 lemon, the peel cut into strips, the juice squeezed and strained
1 orange, the peel cut into strips, the juice squeezed and strained
4 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Dissolve the granulated sugar in half of the water over medium heat.

  2. Add the strips of lemon and orange peel and the juices.

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. Soften the gelatin by soaking it for 5 to 10 minutes in the rest of the water.

  5. Add the gelatin to the sugar syrup stirring well, and boil for 10 minutes, until the syrup reaches the thread stage.

  6. Strain the mixture into a shallow, dampened pan or onto platters, and let it set for 24 hours.

  7. Cut the candy into 1-inch squares.

  8. Sift the confectioner's sugar and cornstarch together into a shallow dish.

  9. Roll the pieces of candy in the mixture.

  10. Store the squares in boxes with more confectioner's sugar and cornstarch between each layer.


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