There is something about a cold serve pudding that gets a nod of appreciation in the  summer. This recipe was initially based on oranges (the way mom makes it). I substituted for Qamar Al Deen (which is dry apricot to make it more Ramadani).

Qamar Al Deen is a staple ingredient durignRaamdan, and many enjoy it as a juice for iftar, and many also like making it into this sweetened irresistible pudding.

This recipe is so easy it would be ready in 20 minutes only using store-bought juice for speed.

Qamar Al-Deen Pudding

A classic Middle Eastern pudding to enjoy during Ramadan!This Dry Apricot Pudding (Qamar Al-Deen) is so easy to make. I made it withstore-bought Qamar Al-Deen juice for speed.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 16 cups


For the Base

  • 1 Liter Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Powder Mastic or 3 Mastic Pods
  • 1 Cup Cold Milk
  • 5 Tablespoons Starch

For the Topping

  • 1 Liter Qamar Al Deen Juice Reserve 1 Cup
  • 4 TBSP Starch
  • 1 TBSP Orange Blossom
  • Sugar to taste since it’s store-bought and already sweetened


For the base

  • Add one liter of milk to a sauce pan.
  • Sweeten with 4 tablespoons of sugar. You can add more to taste.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of mastic powder or 3 mastic pods.
  • Mix until sugar and mastic is dissolved.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Meanwhile mix 1 cup of cold milk with 5 TBSP of starch.
  • When the milk comes to its first boil add the milk/starch mixture.
  • Continue stirring until it thickens.
  • Serve in desired dish or cups. I used individual cups from IKEA (see video)

For the topping

  • Since it's Ramadan I used store-bought Qamar Deen juice and its naturally sweet
  • For this recipe you need 1 liter of Qamar Deen juice, reserve one cup, and add the rest to a sauce pan.
  • Sweeten the Qamar Deen juice to your liking. I only added 2 TBSP since the juice was already sweetened.
  • Mix the cup of reserved juice with 4 TBSPs of starch.
  • Once the juice bubbles, add in the reserved juice with starch.
  • Continue mixing and add in 1 TBSP of orange blossom for extra flavor.
  • Turn off heat and pour thickened juice to now cooled down milk.
  • Allow to sit on your counter till it comes down to room temperature.
  • Store in refrigerator covered with cling film until serving time.




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