A mrouziya recipe (or marozia recipe; also spelled: mrozia recipe, mroziya recipe, marouziya recipe, marouzia recipe, or maroziya recipe) for the post-Passover post-Pesach festival of Mimouna is standard for every Moroccan-Jewish family. Mrouziya recipes can vary, but the traditional mrouziya recipe includes black currants, walnuts, ground cloves, lemon juice, water, and sugar.
What is mrouziya? Mrouziya is essentially currant preserves with nuts. Mrouziya is a symbolic food of the Mimouna festival (also spelled: Mimuna, Mimounah, Mimunah, Maimouna, and Maimounah) celebrated by Moroccan-Jews, and symbolizes sweetness, prosperity, and plenty. As mentioned, mrouziya can be spelled many ways: marozia, mrozia, mroziya, marouziya, marouzia, and maroziya. The following mrouziya recipe is a typical mrouziya recipe used by the Jewish people in Morocco.
(alternate spellings: Marozia, Mrozia, Mroziya, Marouziya, Marouzia, and Maroziya; less common spelling forms: Mrozya, Mrouzya, Mrouzia, and Mrozia).
1 lb. (0.45 kilograms) dried black currants, rinsed quickly under running water
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup water, or more
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
15 walnut halves
Instructions for the Currant Preserves (Mrouziya) recipe: