This exotic dessert would do well for a tea party, a holiday party, or even if you just wanted to give surprise for someone. Here we have the recipe
- 1 ½ cups water
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- ½ cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons orange zest
- 3 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
- ¾ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup chopped pistachio nuts
- confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Boil 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, and corn syrup in medium-high heat in a large saucepan. stir frequently, until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer.
Mix orange juice and orange zest, sprinkle with gelatin, and set aside. In a bowl, cornstarch in 1/2 cup cold water, then stir into hot syrup. Put over medium-low heat, and simmer, stirring gently, until it becomes thick.
Take syrup from heat, Mix in orange juice mixture, vanilla, and pistachios. Sprinkle a 8×8-inch pan with confectioners’ sugar. Pour the Turkish delight into the pan, and let cool in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) until set, 3 to 4 hours.
When it cools down, sprinkle the top with another thick layer of powdered sugar. Cut into 1-inch squares, and dredge each well with confectioners’ sugar.