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Umm Ali Recipe - Bread Pudding

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Umm Ali
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Umm ali (Ali's Mother) is a scrumptious dessert from Egypt. It is compared to bread pudding. I like to serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry (17 ounces)
  • 1 15 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, shelled, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cups coconut flakes (depending on taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll puff pastry sheets and place on greased baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. You want the puff pastry to be golden and puffed. Remove from oven. Do not turn oven off; you will be using it in a few minutes with the same temp.

Break puff pastry into small pieces (about 1-2 inches. Add nuts and coconut and be sure that they are mixed well and evenly distributed. Place nuts and bread in greased 9x12 baking dish.

In a saucepan, heat sweetened milk, vanilla, and water on medium heat. Allow to cook for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat then allow to cool.

Pour milk over puff pastry/nut mixture. Pour creme on top and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

Serve warm.
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 5 out of 5
A Delicious Winner, Member gwyneth.caitlin

I made this for the first time and brought it to a little house concert which included a potluck. Whoever brought the best meal would win a free CD. Well, this was definitely the most delicious dish on the table and I received rave reviews, applause, and a free CD! It is just sweet enough, and wonderfully rich and creamy. Several people asked for the recipe the second time I made it. It is very easy to make and people love it.

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