Dessert Couscous With Nuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Sweet couscous is served as the final savory dish of a banquet. More expensive nuts, such as pistachios and pine nuts, are often used along with traditional almonds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread the nuts on a baking tray and bake for about 5 minutes (until slightly golden).
  2. Allow to cool, then roughly chop and place in a bowl. Mix the chopped apricots in with the nuts.
  3. Put the couscous, cinnamon, and caster sugar in a large bowl then pour in the water & milk, stir well. Add the butter and a pinch of salt, stir until the butter melts.
  4. Cover with a towel and set aside for 10 minutes. Fluff the grains with a fork then stir in half the nut & fruit mixture.
  5. To Serve: Pile the warm couscous in the center of a platter. Arrange the remaining nut mixture over the couscous & arrange fresh mint along the outside.
  6. To Garnish: Combine the confectioners sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl and serve separately for sprinkling.
Most Helpful

5 5

Perfect consistency, not too dry, not too wet - just enough to taste the texture of the uncooked couscous. And just sweet enough to be deemed dessert! Awesome recipe. It's going in the cookbook arsenal.

5 5

Excellent dish! I used rice couscous and rice milk and dried papaya instead of the apricot. The pistachios and pine nuts really made this special. Thanks for posting!
Made for Ramadan Tag 2010.

5 5

Despite the fact that I messed up and picked up the wrong dish and dumped the nuts and apricots into the cooking pot. I was able to draw back and save a very few nuts to scatter. Even if it's not company pretty it didn't damage the taste in any way and this is delicious. I skipped the butter and used Splenda for the sugar. The nuts were pistachio's and pine nuts. This would also be a marvelous breakfast least for me. Made for Photo Tag.