Moroccan Sliced Oranges With Cinnamon

Sliced oranges with cinnamon

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 to 2 servings
Yield: 1 to 2 oranges
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
390 Calories
1g Fat
100g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 to 2
Amount per serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 403mg 2,016%
Calcium 280mg 22%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 1300mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sliced oranges get simple yet sophisticated treatment with a generous sprinkling of ground cinnamon, sugar and orange flower water. Serve this classic Moroccan dessert as a perfect ending to family meals and company dinners.

Some Moroccans use powdered sugar instead of granulated, but I prefer the contrasting texture and crunch of the granulated sugar.

A sprig of mint leaves can be added as a garnish if desired.


For Each Person:

  • 1 or 2 navel oranges

  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water

  • Granulated sugar, to taste, or confectioners' sugar

  • Ground cinnamon, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the oranges and remove the pith.

  2. Slice the oranges into rings, about 1/4 inch thick. If desired, cover and chill the oranges.

  3. Arrange the orange slices on individual plates or a serving platter – make a pattern if you like – and drizzle with the orange flower water.

  4. Generously sprinkle the slices with sugar and cinnamon and serve immediately.


You might prefer to halve or quarter the slices for easier eating; just arrange the pieces back into a sliced ring shape for a nice presentation.

If prepping the oranges in advance, wait to add the sugar and cinnamon until serving time.