Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
A recipe from restauranteur Sayed Ahmad Shah. This makes wonderful use of apricots.... NB: Time to make doesn'r include chilling time!
- 1⁄2 cup pistachios
- 1⁄2 cup peeled almonds
- 1⁄2 cup peeled walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup black raisins
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄2 cup apricot
- 1⁄2 cup sweet red cherries, pitted and chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon rose water
- Pour boiling water over pistachios, almonds and walnuts. Let sit for five minutes to loosen their skins. Drain and set aside to cool. When cool, rub off skins in a tea towel.
- Rinse raisins and apricots.
- Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, stirring. Take off heat and let cool . Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat.
Adding sugar makes this too sweet. I used dried fruit and dried silver berry instead of cherries.
A delightful ambrosia fit for the gods and goddesses! Made as is but without the golden raisins. The combination of the best nuts and sweet fruits combined with romantic rose water made a wonderful dessert with a sweet syrup as well. Thank you for sharing this! It would be a delight to make these again.
Absolutely lovely. I used only cherries (and more of them), simply because I'd bought lots of them for the kids and I needed to use them. I can imagine how nice (and pretty!) this would be with the addition of the apricots. The rose water, combined with the juices given off by the cherries made a delightful 'syrup' to dress the whole. This was simply lovely. Will make again.