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Simple syrup, Ater, in a jar.

Lebanese Simple Syrup

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
This Simple Syrup, also known as Ater is a sugar syrup that is commonly used for Middle-Eastern desserts. Made with just a handful of ingredients, this sugar syrup is great to have on hand. Infused with rose and orange blossom water, this simple syrup is a welcome addition to any dessert.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 3.5 cups
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsps. orange blossoms water
  • 1 tbsps. rose water
  • ½ small lemon

Instructions

  • Measure and add the sugar and water into a medium pot. Mix to dissolve the sugar very well.
  • Bring the pot to medium heat. Right when the mixture starts to boil, time 5 minutes of boiling time. Then add in the orange and rose water as well as a squeeze of lemon juice into the pot.
  • Continue to boil for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool completely before adding into a storage container or bottle.
  • If you are using this to add into another recipe, make the syrup ahead of time so it cools down a little before adding it into the other recipe.

Notes

  • If you are using this to add into another recipe, make the syrup ahead of time so it cools down a little before adding it into the other recipe.
  • Do not use dark sugar or powdered sugar. Only white granulated cane sugar works best for the recipe.
  • Be careful not to over boil the mixture as you don't want to caramelize it. It shouldn't be golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 3.5cups | Calories: 889kcal | Carbohydrates: 230g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 229g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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