Turkish Delight

Recipe by Creation In Hope
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Grease all of the insides of a 9 inch baking pan,then line with wax paper and grease the wax paper.
  • In a saucepan, combine lemon juice, sugar and 1 1/2 cups water on medium heat.
  • Stir constantly until sugar dissolves.
  • Allow mixture to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, when the mixture reaches 240°F on a candy thermometer, take off the heat and set aside.
  • Mix in cream of tartar, 1 cup corn starch and remaining water into saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir making sure all lumps are gone allow the mixture to begin boiling.
  • Stop stirring when the mixture has a glue like consistency.
  • Mix in the lemon juice, water and sugar mixture.
  • Stir constantly for around 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
  • Do Not let it burn or stick to the pan.
  • When the mixture has become a golden color, mix in rosewater.
  • Pour mixture into pan lined with wax paper.
  • Make sure that it is spread out evenly in the pan and allow to cool overnight.
  • When it has cooled overnight, sift together confectioners sugar and remaining cornstarch.
  • Turn over baking pan onto clean counter or table and with a oiled knife cut into one inch pieces.
  • Coat with confectioners sugar mixture.
  • You can serve it immediately or store it in an airtight container in layers separated with wax or parchment paper.