Applets and Cotlets (Old-Fashioned Candy, Like Persian Delights)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

Found in a search and posted in response to a request to add this recipe to the Zaar database. I have not made this recipe so times are a guess-timate.

Top Review by Sheila V.

Turned out amazing, it took about a day for them to firm up and I dusted top with icing sugar/corn starch mixture after 6 hours, which helped the 'set'. A little sticky to handle and coat but well worth the effort. Alternatives that I tried and succeeded with - rosewater instead of vanilla, and apricot baby food instead of apple sauce; pomegranate jam/jelly, pressed through a mill to remove seeds instead of apple sauce. Definitely going to make this part of holiday baking tradition. I used this for a Kurdish meal I hosted - no leftovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix gelatin with 1/2 cup (125 ml) applesauce and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Put sugar and remaining applesauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in gelatin-applesauce mixture and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add walnuts and vanilla; mix well.
  5. Pour into greased 8 inch x 8 inch pan. Let stand overnight.
  6. Cut in squares and toss the squares in a paper bag of powdered sugar.
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