Spiced Oranges and Raisins (Al Burtugal Wal Zabib Al Mutabal)

Egyptian Food and Recipes




  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

  • 1/2 Cup Water

  • 2/3 Cup Golden Raisins ( Sultanas )

  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice

  • 1 Tablespoon minced crystallized ginger

  • 3 large oranges




  • Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

  • Add raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, allspice and ginger.

  • Simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes until syrup is thickened.

  • Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate 10 minutes.

  • Cut peel and pith from oranges.

  • Slice oranges into 1/2 inch rounds.

  • Cut rounds into halves or quarters and place in medium bowl.

  • Pour cooled raisins and syrup over oranges and stir gently.

  • Chill 2 hours or overnight.Serve over ice cream or cake.Makes 4-6 servings.



Last Updated: June 7th, 2011




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