Umm Ali (Dessert)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by AcadiaTwo

This is another recipe from my DD's ACCC culinary school's learning packet, in the North African cuisine. I have not made this but my DD indicated that she enjoyed it.

Top Review by Annacia

WOW, this is really simple. I've never had a problem making phyllo go stale, even when I didn't want to. I made only 2 servings and that's a good thing because I'd have the entire recipe eaten before dinner. I'm so weak!. Anyway, this is utterly delicious and just what you need to put a big smile on your face. I put the nuts in a clean pillow case corner and pounded like mad which is great if you need to work out a bit of temper or just don't feel like making nut butter in the processor. The baked outcome is rich, decadent and at my age honestly better than sex. I did skip the ice cream but only because I didn't feel like making it or driving to the city to buy it. Thank you Cadie for another wonderful recipe. Made for: Autumn NA/ME Tag - Sep, Oct, Nov 2013

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 9 x 12 baking dish.
  3. Crumble pastry dough on bottom.
  4. Sprinkle hazelnuts, almonds, pistachio nuts, brown sugar, and raisins over crumbled pastry dough.
  5. Pour cream over the top evenly, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake until cream is bubbling and lightly browning for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with pistachio ice cream.
  7. Enjoy!

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