Turkish Delight

"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."
Turkish Delight Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight Turkish Delight
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  • Serves
    12
  • Prep
    20 m
  • Cook
    10 m
  • Ready In
    3 h 30 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method

  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting
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