Qamar El Din : Dried Apricot Extract قمر الدين
Qamar El Din قمر الدين literllay means : Moon Of Religion, although the etymology is unknown. It may have originated in Syria where apricot has been a crop for centuries, and a method of preservation was to dry it with sugar for later use.
It is made from sweetened dried apricot extract packaged as sheets in orange colored cellophane.
It is used to make a juice, also called Qamar El Din (see recipe), as well as an orange sweet pudding called Meshmesheya.