Couscous Pudding with Caramelized Pecans


We really love rice pudding, but were out of rice so I decided to substitute couscous and it came out great.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


Couscous Pudding:

  • cup water

  • ½ cup couscous

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups fat-free milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramelized Pecans:

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup white sugar


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in couscous and salt. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir milk and 1/4 cup sugar into the couscous; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs. Return to stovetop and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until pudding is creamy, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

  3. Let pudding cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Spoon into a bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill until set, at least 1 hour.

  4. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pecans and 1/2 cup white sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, until pecans are coated and caramel thickens, about 5 minutes. Serve pecans and caramel sauce on top or alongside the pudding.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
22g Fat
63g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 186mg 14%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love