Sweet Orange Couscous with Dried Fruit

Sweet Orange Couscous with Dried Fruit
Photo by Randy Mayor

Ingredients

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted dates
  • ½ cup uncooked couscous
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
    • 2 ½ teaspoons grated orange rind
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 32 dried apricot halves (about 5 1/2 ounces)
    • 1 cardamom pod (optional)

Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in apricots, rind, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cardamom, if desired. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Cool. Remove apricots with a slotted spoon; set aside. Strain syrup through a sieve into a large bowl; discard...

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