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

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

Nasseh September 19, 2009

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

Jamilahs_Kitchen August 24, 2009

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

401Angie July 08, 2009

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