Recipe courtesy of Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters-Jamison

Sweet Couscous with Figs

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  • Yield: Serves 4
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Scant 2 cups milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup chopped dried figs

1/2 to 1 tablespoon turbinado or light brown sugar

Pinch of salt

1 cup plain couscous

Additional turbinado or light brown sugar

Additional milk, optional


  1. Warm the milk with the butter, figs, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles form at the rim and it just begins to approach a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover, and remove form the heat. Let the couscous stand for about five minutes. Spoon into bowls and pass additional sugar at the table, along with milk if you wish.

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