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Moroccan Sliced Oranges with Cinnamon, Sugar and Orange Flower Water

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Sliced Oranges

Photo © Christine Benlafquih

Sliced oranges get simple yet sophisticated treatment with a generous sprinkling of ground cinnamon, sugar and orange flower water. Serve this classic Moroccan dessert as a perfect ending to family meals and company dinners.

Some Moroccans use powdered sugar instead of granulated, but I prefer the contrasting texture and crunch of the granulated sugar.

A sprig of mint leaves can be added as a garnish if desired.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • For each person:
  • 1 or 2 navel oranges
  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water
  • granulated sugar (or powdered sugar)
  • ground cinnamon


Peel the oranges and removed the pith. Slice the oranges into rings, about 1/4 inch thick.

Arrange the orange slices on a plate – make a pattern if you like – and drizzle with the orange flower water. Generously sprinkle the slices with sugar and cinnamon, and serve immediately.


If serving children, you might prefer to halve the oranges lengthwise before slicing.

If prepping the oranges in advance, wait to add the sugar and cinnamon until serving time.

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 5 out of 5
The easiest dessert ever to make, Member whatscookingtoday

This is a great last minute dessert .Children love it and it only takes a few minutes to prepare .I decorate it with sprigs of mint and add strawberries to it when in season .This is the ideal dessert after tagine as it's so light & refreshing .It would also be great at B-B-Q's

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