When we think about Moroccan desserts, we often think of Moroccan pastries. Those heavenly delicious bites made with almonds, honey and flavored with orange blossom. Yum!
Sadly, Moroccan pastries are a little bit elaborate to make. And when you don’t live near a Moroccan bakery, or if you are on a diet, it can be hard to satisfy your taste buds who crave some Moroccan flavors. Well, let me tell you, today is your day! In fact, there is an underrated Moroccan Orange dessert that is super easy to make
While growing up in Morocco, my mother used to prepare this orange dessert salad all year long. Now, years later, this dish has become one of my favorites to make.
Very easy to prepare, you will only need a handful of items. Some oranges, cinnamon, honey, and natural orange blossom water. Oh, and it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. How good is that?
This Moroccan orange salad recipe is also very healthy and energizing. In the cold seasons, vitamin C and the cinnamon will boost your immune system and help you fight cold and flu. During the hot season, this orange dessert will be super refreshing & hydrating, all while helping your skin fight the aging effects of the sun.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is orange blossom water. A Moroccan kitchen essential. My only recommendation is to invest in a good quality one as it can make a big difference in the result. Good quality orange blossom water cost ranges from 9 to 15 dollars, depending on where you live. But it is so worth the investment! In fact, you can incorporate it to most of your sweet doughs, to add a delicious, natural orange flavor. Once you start using orange blossom water, believe me, it will become one of your kitchen essentials!
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Moroccan Orange Dessert Recipe (Exotic & Easy)
- 3 Medium Oranges
- 1/4 cup Orange juice freshly pressed
- 1.5 tbsp Orange blossom water
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 7 Mint Leaves (optional)
- In a small bowl, mix the orange juice with orange blossom water and honey and reserve in a cool place
- Delicately peel the oranges then cut them into round slices
- Arrange orange slices in a serving dish then sprinkle them evenly with the cool juice you already prepared
- Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Decorate with some mint leaves
- Serve fresh.
my husband loved it
my husband is on a diet but has a sweet tooth. This dessert was perfect! Healthy and sweet enough to satisfy him. the oranges with orange blossom water were sooo good. thank you Safa, I am loving all of your recipes
Response from Moroccan Zest
thank you, Loni! If your husband needs to reduce his sugar intake, try to use sweeter oranges (those that are not very acidic). This way, you use the natural sugar of the oranges and cut honey quantity by half. xx
well well well
I am amazed and so is my hubby! This recipe is Boooomb. thank you Safa
Response from Moroccan Zest
yey! happy you both loved it! Thank you, Katy, for your feedback xx
perfect for spring time
super fresh and flavorful, and so easy to make. thank you for sharing the recipe
perfect now that the sun is finally out … thank you!
really really delicious! thank you