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.



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