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Halawah bi Fawaaki - Fruit Dessert

posted on: Dec 8, 2014

Halawah bi Fawaaki - Fruit Dessert

During Ramadan, the enticing sweets one sees for sale in great abundance in all cities of North Africa are made delicious by being soaked in honey syrup or with honey as an ingredient. Serves 6.

  • 1 large plum, diced
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 medium peach, diced
  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup raisins, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey, melted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios

Combine plums, apple, peach, cantaloupe, raisins, lemon juice, honey and water in a saucepan then cover and cook over low heat for 12 minutes. Add butter, cinnamon and couscous, then, stirring often, cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until couscous is done, adding a little water if necessary.

Transfer to a serving platter then allow to cool for 1 hour. Sprinkle with pistachios just before serving.