Meyer Lemon Turkish Delight

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mama_b

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.

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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