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Turkish Delight

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  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 11 Tablespoon (Reserve 3 Tablespoons For Dusting)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Rose water 1 Tablespoon
  Ground mastic 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted pistachios 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Rolling)

Combine granulated sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to boiling, stirring constantly .
Cook for 30 seconds.
in another saucepan, combine 1/2 cup cornstarch with water.
Simmer mixture until thick.
Mix cornstarch into syrup and bring slowly to boiling.
Stir to prevent lumps from forming.
Reduce heat to very low and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer registers 220°F.
Stir in rosewater, mastic, lemon juice, and pistachios.
Pour the hot mixture into a square pan lined on bottom and sides with a heavy cotton cloth dusted with cornstarch.
Spread mixture and dust top with cornstarch.
Cover with a cloth and let it stand 24 hours.
Cut the layer into small squares with a sharp knife, roll the pieces in confectioners' sugar, and put into candy paper cups.
This confection will keep for weeks

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3407 Calories from Fat 199

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.2%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 120.9 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 817 g272.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g25.9%

Sugars 565.3 g

Protein 10 g20.6%

Vitamin A 3.4% Vitamin C 25.7%

Calcium 9.7% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Turkish Delight Recipe