Dessert Couscous With Nuts

Total Time
10 mins
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.

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  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.