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

Better Than Store Bought

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

Reviews

(4)
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

I don't feel I can rate this because I'm not sure I made it right. I may have removed it from the heat before I should have. It was browning and I wasn't sure it was supposed to. Although I did let it cook the full 20 minutes. I tried one batch in a medium pan and it boiled over (I should have learned my lesson from 2 previous candy recipes that did the same thing). Anyhow I made a second batch in a LARGE pot and like I said it browned. I put it through a sieve before adding the rinds as it had some brown pieces in it. I let it cool overnight and then even put it in the fridge but it just never turned into a firm gel. I was able to cut it into chunks with my kitchen shears and roll them in powdered sugar but they are very soft. They do have a nice flavor but have a lot of rind texture. My husband really likes them despite everything. Thanks for the recipe. Made for Zaar Tag.

Engrossed December 28, 2006

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