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    Dessert Couscous With Nuts

    Dessert Couscous With Nuts. Photo by Annacia

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Nasseh's Note:

    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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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread the nuts on a baking tray and bake for about 5 minutes (until slightly golden).
    2. 2
      Allow to cool, then roughly chop and place in a bowl. Mix the chopped apricots in with the nuts.
    3. 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. 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. 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. 6
      To Garnish: Combine the confectioners sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl and serve separately for sprinkling.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 22, 2013

      55

      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.

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    • on September 15, 2010

      55

      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.

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    • on February 09, 2009

      55

      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 dish...at least for me. Made for Photo Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dessert Couscous With Nuts

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 472.8
     
    Calories from Fat 144
    30%
    Total Fat 16.0 g
    24%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 19.2 mg
    6%
    Sodium 138.2 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 72.4 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    21%
    Sugars 21.5 g
    86%
    Protein 11.6 g
    23%

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