Dessert Couscous With Nuts

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Nasseh

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.

Top Review by Jack S.

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.

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.

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