Algerian sweet meat- Lham Lahlou

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Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


Ingredients
½ lb boneless beef meat
2 Tbsp butter at room temperature
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup dried prunes
½ cup dried apricots
½ cup raisin
1 apple
2 pears
1Tbsp sliced almonds
1Tbsp orange blossom
2 cups water

Preparation
1- Soak the dried fruits in hot water. Each fruit must be soaked in it’s own bowl.
2- Cut the meat into small pieces. Set aside.
3- Peel and core the apple and pears. Cut them into wedges and soak them in a cup of water and lemon juice to prevent them from browning. Set aside, drain when ready to use.
4- In a saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter, then add in the meat, stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until the meat is cooked.
5- Add in the sugar, cinnamon and water then bring to boil. Let cook for about 10 minutes.
6- Add in the drained apricot, raisin and apple. Cook for 5 minutes or until the liquid starts to thicken.
7- Toss in the pear and let cook for about 3 minutes.
8- Drain the dried prunes then add them to the saucepan.
9- Gently mix the prunes as they may pop and make the sauce darker. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
10- Turn off the heat and add orange blossom.
11- Sprinkle some sliced almonds or your preferable nuts.
12- Serve.
Recipe by: LDS’s Mom

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