Attar " Syrup" Middle East, Palestine

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very simple attar (syrup) recipe used with many middle eastern/ Palestinian desserts!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar and water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add lemon juice and boil for 7 more minutes.
  3. When cool, add orange blossom water. (This is optional, I never add it to my syrup).
  4. Makes approximately 2 cups of attar (syrup).
  5. *To make Thin Attar (syrup), follow the recipe, using 1 1/2 cups of water instead. This will make about 2 1/2 cups of attar (syrup).
Most Helpful

5 5

I prefer orange blossom water over rose water so this syrup was perfect for the homemade donuts. Made for Ramadan Tag 09.

5 5

Delicious perfect mix of simple syrup and orange blossom. Will use for all my Ramadan Desserts thank you. Made for Ramadan Tag 09.

5 5

Excellent recipe. Very easy to make and the perfect accompaniment to a lot of the Palestinian desserts I've been making lately. Thank you :)