Serves: 10 | Prep Time: 3 hours 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
Couscous Cake with Dried Fruit Topping


  • 3 cups organic couscous
  • 3 cups Eden Apple Juice, to cook the couscous
  • 2 cups organic dried apples
  • 1 cup organic dried apricots
    or organic Turkish apricots
  • 1/4 cup organic seedless raisins
  • 4 cups water, including soaking water from dried fruits
  • 1 cup Eden Apple Juice, for the topping
  • 4 Tbsp Eden Kuzu Root Starch, dissolved in 6 T. cold water
  • 1 pinch Eden Sea Salt


Place the apples, apricots and pears in a bowl. Cover with 4 cups cold water and 1 cup apple juice. Let soak for 2 hours. Remove fruit, squeeze juice into bowl. Reserve the soaking water for cooking. Chop the fruit, place in a sauce pan with all the soaking water, raisins and sea salt. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. While the fruit is cooking, bring the 3 cups of juice to a boil, add the couscous, cover, turn the flame off and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Remove the couscous and place it into a cake pan or spring form cake pan. Moisten your hand slightly with cold water and press the cous cous firmly down into the cake pan. Set aside. Add the dissolved kuzu to the fruit mixture, stirring constantly until thick. Spread the topping evenly over the cake. Let sit for 1 hour before serving to firm up or refrigerate to chill before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per serving - 317 calories, 1 gram fat (1% calories from fat), 8 gram protein, 77 gram carbohydrate, 6 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 47 milligram sodium

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