On any given day in Morocco, oranges with cinnamon and honey is a succulent end to a fabulous meal. Citrus, oranges especially, are most beloved, with mandarins a close second.
Morocco has a long growing season and the right conditions for citrus, making oranges the easiest and most natural dessert that aids digestion as well as pleases the palate. As you know, preserved lemons are a staple of the cuisine as well.
I truly love sitting in the garden of Jnane Tamsna outside of Marrakech where we stay during our Culinary Adventure in Morocco. Biting into the juicy oranges, with the aroma of orange blossom water and cinnamon wafting under my nose while my eyes feast on the nearby orange trees, is sublime.
3 oranges, peeled and sliced on the round
Your favorite honey
Orange blossom water
Arrange the sliced oranges on a tray. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of your favorite honey. Add a few tablespoons of orange blossom water on top. Serve in a dish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprig of mint on top as a garnish.
Inspired by our delicious Culinary Adventure in Morocco
* Photo by Collen DUFFLEY