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How to Make Attar | Middle Eastern Simple Syrup | القطر

Having a sweet aromatic syrup that you can drizzle on top of your favorite dessert, fruit, or drink is perfect for you sweet cheat day! Attar (القطر، الشيرة) is a Middle Eastern simple sweet syrup.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle East,
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Jeehan


  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup water (at room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • This simple syrup requires no stirring, so don’t stir your sugar, but carefully pour your sugar in the middle of the pot, add water and lemon juice.
  • Cook on high heat for 8 minutes only. Set the timer, otherwise, it can burn or get too thick.
  • Remove from the heat immediately. You will notice the syrup will still be runny. But, it will get thicker as it cools down.
  • After it has cooled, store it in a jar. You can keep simple syrup for up to 6 months.  


Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only.

Serving: 12g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 33g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg