Pomegranate With Nuts and Orange Flower Syrup (Khosaf al-Rumman)

Pomegranate With Nuts and Orange Flower Syrup
Pomegranate Salad
Pomegranate With Nuts and Orange Flower SyrupEric Bielsky

This revelatory dessert of pomegranate seeds and nuts is adapted from a recipe that appears in the now out-of-print cookbook Seductive Flavours of the Levant.

Pomegranate With Nuts and Orange Flower Syrup (Khosaf al-Rumman)
This Middle-Eastern recipe for pomegranates with nuts is adapted from a classic cookbook from the region.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios, soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 cup blanched, unsalted almonds, soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 cup pine nuts, soaked for 1 hour
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 12 tsp. orange flower water
  • 4 cups pomegranate seeds, from 3-4 large pomegranates

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, soak pistachios, almonds, and pine nuts in water for one hour.
  2. While the nuts are soaking, make the orange flower simple syrup: bring sugar and 12 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and stur until sugar dissolves. Add orange flower water and remove from heat; allow to cool.
  3. Drain the nuts, and stir in pomegranate seeds and orange flower simple syrup. Serve chilled.