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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 460.1
  • Total Fat: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 36.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 62.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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Tunisian Sweet Couscous with nuts and fruit Tunisian Sweet Couscous with nuts and fruit
Number of Servings: 8


    2 2/3 cups couscous (about 1 pound)
    2 2/3 cups water
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 1/2 cups chopped toasted mixed nuts (such as walnuts, blanched almonds, pistachios and pine nuts)
    1 cup pitted dates, cut into pieces
    1 cup golden raisins
    2 cups milk, hot
    Additional sugar


Place couscous in large bowl. Bring 2 2/3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar and oil to boil in heavy large saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pour mixture over couscous and stir until well blended. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with fork to separate grains. Mix nuts and dates into couscous. Transfer couscous to 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Cool. Cover with foil. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake couscous until heated through, about 20 minutes. Spoon into bowls. Serve, passing hot milk and additional sugar separately.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BECOMINGANIMAL.

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  • I just had couscous today (the traditional way - pungent and sweet). Can't wait to try this one. I think I will try it Persian with dried sour cherries too. - 1/7/11

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  • I can't wait to make this! I'll add cinnamon to it as well : ) - 11/12/08

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