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

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

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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Most Helpful

This is not very close to Liberty Orchard's Applets. I used a name brand applesauce, but the finished products wasn't a good apple flavor. The candy was not as firm as the name brand either. It was closer to a jelly candy that would be coated in chocolate. My humidity level is really low (it's winter) so I know that's not the problem. We let it set up 12 hours and then tried again at 24 hours. I had hoped that even if this recipe wasn't close, it was still be a good tasting candy, but it's not. My family didn't like the mushy texture, or the taste. We threw the pan of candy in the garbage and I will continue my quest to find a more authentic Applets recipe.

mirapoix March 25, 2009

If you use berry-flavoured applesauce and swap chopped walnuts for chopped blueberries, it turns out extremely purple and really, REALLY good. Thanks. My office loved them.

silversouth January 18, 2009

I grew up in Washington state and have found myself nostalgic for things I can no longer get from there. Imagine my surprise and glee when I found this recipe! It tasted just like I remember. I'm going to be making these as Christmas gifts this year! They are so mildly sweet and melt in your mouth delicious and I was amazed at how easy they are to make. Thank you ever so much.

Cookworm November 10, 2008

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