Fresh Fruit With Rose Water Syrup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This will leave your guests wondering what the mystery flavor is. Posted for Zaar World Tour IV- Greece.


  1. Stir 1 1/2 cups water and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high. Add cinnamon; boil until syrup is reduced to scant 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Mix in rose water; cool.
  2. Using small sharp knife, cut off peel and white pith from oranges. Working over large bowl, cut between membranes to release segments into bowl. Add grapes, berries and pear; toss to combine. Mix in syrup. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  3. Spoon fruit and syrup into 6 bowls.
Most Helpful

This is good but after a bit more than 3 hours in the fridge it did not have much of a rose water flavour at all, just sugar. I followed the recipe exactly except used green grapes as that is what I had on hand. Made for Family Picks, ZWT6, Greece/Cyprus region, for my team, The Ya Ya Cookerhood.

UmmBinat June 23, 2010

I love anything with fresh fruit in it and this was really wonderful. I reduced the recipe by half. Very yummy. Made for ZWT4 Family Picks for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

Lainey6605 July 11, 2008

Love fruit desserts - and this one is delicious with its rose-scented syrup. Made the full amount, but substituted banana for the pear as they're out of season, and not very nice. Yummy.

evelyn/athens June 17, 2008