Turkish appetizers


  • 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 water1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pistachio nutsconfectioners’ sugar for dustingAdd all ingredients to list

Prep: 20 m
Cook: 10 m
Ready In: 3 h 30 m

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook, stirring frequently, until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. Set aside and keep hot.
  3. 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.
  4. Place over medium-low heat, and simmer, stirring gently, until very thick.
  5. Remove syrup from heat, stir in orange juice mixture, vanilla, and pistachios.
  6. Sprinkle a 8×8-inch pan generously with confectioners’ sugar.
  7. Pour the Turkish delight into the pan, and let cool in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) until set, 3 to 4 hours.
  8. When cool, sprinkle the top with another thick layer of powdered sugar.
  9. Cut into 1-inch squares, and dredge each well with confectioners’ sugar.
  10. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 302 calories; 3.5 g fat; 66.1 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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