Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit

TOTAL TIME: 14 min
Prep: 2 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: 2 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 1 pound) couscous
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted and skinned hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, if desired
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Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cranberries, apricots, and cherries. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the couscous and remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid until the couscous has absorbed all of the cooking liquid, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Using a fork, fluff the couscous to break up any lumps. Add the almonds and hazelnuts and toss. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet until completely cooled, about 10 minutes.

Transfer the couscous to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestion: Drizzle the couscous with 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil for a moister texture.

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  • on October 20, 2011

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    Delicious and fun to eat. Very filling!!!!!!!

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  • on September 06, 2011

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    This recipe was fun to make, but I have made it 2 times and I failed on the couscous. It turned out gummy. BUT no fear cause the flavor of this is so great it was totally ok. My husband does not leave it alone. It just tasted so good. I spreaded it all out on a cookie sheet to let it dry out. It did a little and I just broke the couscous up as best I could. I couldnt find hazel nuts in my town so I just used pecans. The second time I also put more fruit in it 1/2 each and I added raw sunflower seeds. This snak is so good you could put any dried fruit in it and it would be good. And even gummy couscous I will keep making it

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