Energizing, Nutritious and non-fattening,
the Nouqou’ Apricot Nectar Dessert in few easy steps
Zero Cholesterol, my friends, and delightfully sweet and nutritious!
A good supplier of beta-carotene, manganese and A-vitamins!
You heard right, it has 0 Cholesterol yet delightfully sweet and nutritious! We call it Soaked Fruits and it brings in beta-carotene, and is rich in manganese and A-vitamins.
A dessert known to the Levantine cuisine, it is widely prepared during the fasting period of all regional religions for its supply of energy. The nectar is made from dried apricot soaked in water and blended with a mixer.
It is the first step in the recipe, so yes, it is also homemade!
This recipe contains 3g fat and 190 calories per portion. It uses dried apricots, peaches and yellow raisins, fresh orange juice, almonds, pistachio and pine kernels. It is fragrantly enhanced with Rosewater and Blossom water. No sugar is added! The sweetness is all provided from the dried fruits and the orange juice.
Enjoy! Life is Good!
Apricot Nectar Dessert with Exotic Nuts
- 2 cups Dried Apricots pitted
- 1 cup Dried Peaches pitted
- 1/2 cup Yellow Raisin
- 3 tbsps Almond halves
- 1 cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 2 tbsps Orange-Blossom Water
- 3 tbsps Pine Kernels raw
- 2 tbsps Pistachio Nuts
- 2 tbsps Rosewater
- 1 cup Hot Water
In a glass bowl, soak 1 cup of the apricots in the hot water for 10 minutes.
With an electrical hand mixer, blend the soaked apricots into a smooth texture.
NOTE: If you don't have a hand mixer, use a fork to mash well the fruits until smoothness.
Blend in the orange juice, the rosewater and the blossom water.
Add the remaining ingredients, and gently mix well with a spoon.
Store in the fridge to chill, and serve cold.