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Umm Ali

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"Umm Ali is a delicious traditional Egyptian dessert equivalent to North America's bread pudding. You can serve it warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 605
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Unroll the puff pastry sheets, and place flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden brown.
  2. Break the puff pastry into pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add the raisins, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, and coconut, and toss to distribute. Pour into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish, and spread evenly.
  3. Pour the milk into a saucepan, and stir in the sugar and vanilla. Heat until hot but not quite boiling. Pour over the mixture in the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes to brown the top. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 605 calories; 32.7 67.2 12.4 12 237 Full nutrition

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As usual, I slightly messed up the recipe by using a dish that was too small. As a result, I used less philo dough than called for. Due to sheer stupidity, I then proceeded to add more nuts, c...

Most helpful critical review

Eh. This was just OK. Considering the MANY wonderful desserts coming out of the Middle East, I should have known that this was too easy to give me the results I wanted. I'll stick to the all d...

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As usual, I slightly messed up the recipe by using a dish that was too small. As a result, I used less philo dough than called for. Due to sheer stupidity, I then proceeded to add more nuts, c...

Eh. This was just OK. Considering the MANY wonderful desserts coming out of the Middle East, I should have known that this was too easy to give me the results I wanted. I'll stick to the all d...

My Husband if from Egypt and was very impressed with this Umm Ali.He loved it He even Sent it over to our neighbors who are who are also from the middle east.Thanks

I may be to blame for the pastiness and blah flavor of my attempt at Umm Ali. First of all I left it on the counter almost 30 minutes before bakingand then, because I wanted to keep it warm unti...

I have checked out many ‘Im Ali’ recipes but never liked them & I have to say this was one of the best – easy & light (I use low fat puff pastry & skimmed milk). However, I prefer to sprinkle t...

I've never made bread pudding before, and this version was incredibly easy to make! Before baking the puff pastry, I split it into 3 inch squares. After baking, I split those squares in half o...

This is SO good! I really like the addition of pine nuts.

For even better Om Ali add whipped cream (2 cups) spread on the top just before baking. It is incredible!!

I'm from the middle east and I love Umm Ali , but this was my first time to make it and it was ok I think I'm going to use less milk next time may be 4 cups . my mom used to make it with Phyllo ...