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    Egyptian Sweet Couscous Dessert

    Egyptian Sweet Couscous Dessert. Photo by Chef #1802661644

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    Total Time:

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    Elmotoo's Note:

    Among the variations of couscous, this recipe from Egypt is unrivaled for the sweet-toothed palate. Serve with a cold glass of milk or a demitasse of heavy Arabic coffee. Found for Zaar World Tour II.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring fruit juice & rose water to a boil, add couscous, stir well, cover, remove from heat & let stand 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
    2. 2
      Rub well into grains 3 Tbs. melted sweet butter.
    3. 3
      Combine couscous with 1/4 cup each finely ground blanched almonds and pistachio nuts.
    4. 4
      Mound on serving platter and sprinkle with mixture of powdered sugar & cinnamon.
    5. 5
      Garnish with kufeta (candy-coated almonds) & pomegranate seeds.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 17, 2010

      55

      Due to some ingredient availability constraints, I was not able to make this exactly as written, but it was awesome nonetheless! I used a black cherry/concord grape blend for the 2 cups of juice; I used freshly ground almonds and pecans; and since I couldn't find the candied almonds I soaked some whole almonds in water for a couple of hours and then dredged them in a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon. No pomegranates available, so I used raspberries instead. It was awesome, especially while it was still warm. I can hardly wait to make this again. I'll have to invent an occasion as an excuse to do this again! Thanks for posting Elmotoo!

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    • on January 20, 2010

      55

      I was enticed to make this dish by the posted photo using strawberries, which I used as well. This was a fast and delicious dessert. I always feel a little better about giving the kids sweets when they lean toward the healthy side like this. This is something I would be pleased to serve guests. Thank you for posting it!

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    • on May 11, 2008

      45

      This was a wonderful change from ordinary couscous. I substituted strawberries for pomegranate seeds. Since I was using strawberries I used strawberry-banana juice for my fruit juice. Instead of pistachio & almonds I used walnuts. A very good recipe, thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Egyptian Sweet Couscous Dessert

    Serving Size: 1 (72 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 276.3
     
    Calories from Fat 104
    37%
    Total Fat 11.6 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 5.5 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.0 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    13%
    Sugars 12.4 g
    49%
    Protein 6.3 g
    12%

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    fruit juice

    rose water

    candy-covered almonds

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