In a large bowl, combine apricot leather, hot water, and sugar. Let soak for 1 hour until softened. Blend in an electric blender until smooth.
Wash the dried fruits and pat dry. Place dried fruits in a large glass bowl. Add almonds and rose water. Pour enough dried apricot juice over top to cover fruits, stirring in more sugar for sweeter flavor. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to blend the flavors.
Transfer fruit mixture to a punch bowl. Garnish with coconut and pine nuts (if using) and serve cold.
You can add or substitute any dried fruits and nuts with your favorites.
You can substitute dried apricot juice with water and sugar, or use orange or apricot juice.
Qamar El Din: The mashed fruit of apricot trees grown in the Syrian capital of Damascus. It is most often used to make apricot leather by spreading it into sheets on a wood table and letting it dry in the sun.
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