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Old-fashioned candy, like Persian delights


Serves/Makes:8" x 8" pan

  • 2 pkg. unflavored gelatin
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) applesauce or pureed cooked dried apricots
  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) finely chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • Mix gelatin with 1/2 cup (125 ml) applesauce and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Put sugar and remaining applesauce in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in gelatin-applesauce mixture and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add walnuts and vanilla; mix well.
  • Pour into greased 8 inch x 8 inch pan.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • Cut in squares and toss the squares in a paper bag of powdered sugar.
San Jose Mercury Readers' Exchange column, contributor and date unknown

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