Pomegranates and Almonds

Pomegranates and Almonds

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This delicious dessert is traditional in North Africa at the Jewish New Year. Rosebuds are available from Middle Eastern stores, as are rosewater or orange-flower water.
Servings: 4
Calories: 506


  • 2 pomegranates
  • 1 cup chopped blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 drops orange-flower water or rosewater
  • dried rosebuds or rose petals to decorate optional


  • Break open the pomegranates and carefully remove the sacs enclosing the juice and seeds. Discard all the white parts of the fruit; they are very bitter.
  • Place pomegranate in a bowl. Carefully stir in the almonds, sugar, and orange-flower or rosewater, taking care not to break the sacs.
  • Divide the mixture among 4 dessert bowls or sundae glasses. Sprinkle with the rosebuds or rose petals, and serve chilled.
Calories: 506 kcal
Carbohydrates: 52 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 31g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 5 mg
Potassium: 750 mg
Fiber: 13 g
Sugar: 34 g
Vitamin A: 1 IU
Vitamin C: 14 mg
Calcium: 170 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Jewish
Ingredients Fruits, Pomegranate
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