Umm Ali (Egyptian Sweet Pastry Dessert)

  December 26, 2021   Read time 1 min
Umm Ali (Egyptian Sweet Pastry Dessert)
This Umm Ali is a traditional Egyptian Sweet Pastry Dessert similar to North American bread pudding. It uses puff pastry, raisins, almonds and coconut to make a delicious dessert!


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, baked according to package directions and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut chips
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Tear the cooled puff pastry sheet into bite-sized pieces and lay in a 9" x 9" baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle the almonds, raisins, coconut chips, and sugar over the pastry.
  3. Pour the milk and half-and-half over the top, ensuring it is evenly coating the pastry pieces.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, until toasty and bubbly.

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