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Meyer Lemon Turkish Delight

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“Not as sickly sweet as the traditional candy, but still wonderfully lemony. Use a regular lemon and an orange if Meyer lemons aren't available.”
60 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften the gelatin in the cold water.
  2. Combine the sugar, salt and hot water in a saucepan; heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the softened gelatin; turn the heat down and simmer, without stirring, for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the grated rind and lemon juice, and a little yellow food coloring to tint the mixture, if desired.
  5. Let stand 3 minutes.
  6. Strain the mixture into a 8 x 4-inch loaf pan which has been rinsed with cold water.
  7. Let stand without disturbing until slightly jellied (to prevent filming the sides of the pan); then refrigerate overnight. Loosen around the sides of the pan with a wet spatula.
  8. Slip the spatula down one end and underneath the jellied mixture, then pull it out of the pan with your hands onto a surface liberally dusted with confectioner's sugar.
  9. Cut into 1-inch squares.
  10. Roll in confectioners' sugar to coat. Store in one layer in a tightly covered container at room temperature.
  11. The candies will stay moist for about 2 weeks.

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