Moroccan Sliced Oranges with Cinnamon, Sugar, and Orange Flower Water

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Moroccan Sliced Orange Dessert. Photo © Christine Benlafquih
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1-2 oranges (serves about 2)
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Sliced oranges get simple yet sophisticated treatment with a generous sprinkling of ground cinnamon, sugar and orange flower water. Serve this classic Moroccan dessert as a perfect ending to family meals and company dinners.

Some Moroccans use powdered sugar instead of granulated, but I prefer the contrasting texture and crunch of the granulated sugar.

A sprig of mint leaves can be added as a garnish if desired.

What You'll Need

  • For Each Person:
  • 1 or 2 navel oranges
  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water
  • granulated sugar to taste (or powdered sugar)
  • ground cinnamon to taste

How to Make It

  1. Peel the oranges and removed the pith.
  2. Slice the oranges into rings, about 1/4 inch thick. If desired, cover and chill the oranges.
  3. Arrange the orange slices on individual plates or a serving platter – make a pattern if you like – and drizzle with the orange flower water.
  4. Generously sprinkle the slices with sugar and cinnamon and serve immediately.

Tips:

You might prefer to halve or quarter the slices for easier eating; just arrange the pieces back into a sliced ring shape for a nice presentation.

If prepping the oranges in advance, wait to add the sugar and cinnamon until serving time.