Couscous with Curried Apples

This one sounds a bit strange, and I’ll admit that I had my own doubts before embarking on it, but the finished product turned out surprisingly well. The fruits add a nice sweetness to the couscous and a controlled amount of curry adds more depth than outright flavor. My husband, who stared at me strangely when I explained what I was making, actually gave this his seal of approval after the first bite. I suspect that you could mix and match any sorts of dried fruits and nuts in this one, but I worked with what I had on hand.


  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • curry powder to taste (a little goes a long way!)
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • dates (optional)
  • raisins (optional)


Saute apples in 1/2 Tbsp butter and curry powder until they begin to soften. Remove from pan.

Add remaining butter, salt and water to pan. Bring to a boil. Add couscous, stir. Cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Stir in apples, nuts and other sweet dried fruits. Serve immediately.

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