Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

JessieD 7

"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."


3 h 30 m servings 302 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.1g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I had to throw away the pan that I made this candy in - the recipe is ALL WRONG. After having this experience, I did some further research and found out that 1) you should oil your pan before p...

This is really good and easy! One note: after adding the cornstarch, it never did get "very thick". It got thicker than it previously had been, but not anything close to what I'd call very th...

Traditionally this is flavored with Rose Water, which is kind of hard to get in the States. Turkish Delight is very popular in Australia. I've always loved it, but it is definitely a acquired ta...

I made this recipe for my daughter's 4th grade class, as they are having a book-club discussion on "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"--so this was the perfect opportunity to try making Turki...

I'm giving this recipe five stars for the fun and ease of the recipe, not necessarily because I think it's the yummiest thing! In fact, I don't like it at all! :) I made this for a "Narnia Par...

Made it and it is a very old fashioned sweetie. We are too used to jell-o and cool whip to fall in love with the old sweeties again! So sad! Are there any other flavors? I can't have oranges ver...

I made this for my son's birthday treat to take to class. He loves it and so does my husband, but it was SO much work and it never did get thick while in the pot. I finally just set it out to ...

This recipe is a disaster. I've tried MANY different recipes, and some came out better than others, but this was one of the worst. First of all, it tastes like jell-o. That is not the traditiona...

This is alright; I am not a dedicated fan of Turkish delight but this was better than shop-bought Turkish delight, though not as good as REAL Middle-Eastern Turkish delight. (obviously!) I'm a l...