Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

Better Than Store Bought

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together 2 cups sugar, water and gelatin in sauce pan.
  2. Boil 15 to 20 minutes, until mixture forms a short thread; remove from heat.
  3. Add the juices and salt to hot mixture.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Add the zests.
  6. Pour the mixture into a 9x5 inch pan that has been rinsed with cold water.
  7. Let stand for 4 hours until very firm.
  8. Run a blunt knife that has been dipped in water around the sides of the pan.
  9. Invert a baking sheet over the pan; turn over.
  10. Using a serrated knife dipped in cold water, cut candy into cubes; sieve powdered sugar over them.
  11. Roll cubes to coat generously.
  12. Arrange candy on cake rack; cover and let dry for several hours.
  13. Store in cardboard box or wrappped in paper bag.
Most Helpful

It might turn out better if you use bitter oranges. I know it's candy, but I might as well have been eating sugar cubes.

rudafia December 11, 2007

This recipe is not clear enough. "Short threads" is too ambiguous, and a 5 minute difference in candy making can be disastrous. I attempted this recipe and ended up with a pan of burnt goo. After tweaking it and finding other similar, but more precise recipes I was able to put together a recipe for Lemon Turkish Delights that works (and works equally well with orange).

mama_b December 21, 2010