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Lychee and Almond Turkish Delight



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  • 230 g fresh lychees, peeled and stone removed
  • 380 g white sugar
  • 30 g Gelatine powder
  • 1 tsp freshly squuezed lime juice
  • 1 piece lime zest and juice, (7x3cm)
  • 50 g glucose syrup
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 tsp natural pink food colouring
  • icing sugar, to coat

Recipe's preparation

  1. Line a 11 x 22cm loaf tin with baking paper, allowing it to hang over the sides slightly. Set aside.

    Place lychees into mixing bowl and puree 10 sec/speed 9. Scrape down sides of bowl.

    Add 50 g of the sugar and cook 5 min/100°C/speed 1.

    Add gelatine and heat 2 min/60°C/speed 2.

    Add remaining sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cornflour and glucose syrup and cook

    6 min/Varoma/speed 1 with MC removed and TM basket on mixing bowl lid. Remove zest.

    Add cream of tartar, nuts and colouring and with MC in place combine 5 sec/speed 3.

    Pour into prepared loaf tin. Leave to set outside of the refrigerator for about 4 hours.

    Once set, cut into small pieces, coat in icing sugar and serve.


For a gluten free Turkish delight ensure your cornflour and glucose syrup are certified as gluten free, as
some commercial brands may contain traces of wheat or gluten

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • This is on my to-do list!

    Submitted by caroldupreez on 7. December 2016 - 07:47.

    This is on my to-do list!

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  • Epic fail. Sugar hadnt

    Submitted by Crispcheryl on 20. June 2015 - 16:43.

    Epic fail. Sugar hadnt desolved. Just tasted like sticky crunchy sugar. tmrc_emoticons.-( 

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  • My turkish delight had hard

    Submitted by mirandaharris6 on 14. September 2013 - 12:04.

    My turkish delight had hard lumps in it. I had to throw it out. I think the gelatine hadn't dissolved properly. Any suggestions? Thank you. 

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  • love making this. It's also

    Submitted by binny1 on 16. July 2013 - 12:28.

    love making this. It's also great wraped up and given as a small gift.

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