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Umm Ali Recipe- Try This Delicious Arabian Pudding Today

Umm Ali or Om Ali is a scrumptious traditional Egyptian sweet dish that is served in many Middle Eastern countries at special occasions and festivals. This sweet dish is usually consumed during Ramadan. It tastes as heavenly as North America’s bread pudding. Umm Ali combines the creaminess of bread pudding and wholesome nuts stuffing. It is a delightful treat that can be enjoyed in both hot and cold form. You can serve this lip-smacking Arabian pudding with a dollop of Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Check out this Umm Ali recipe and give a perfect treat your loved ones!


  • Frozen Puff Pastry —- 1 package of 17 ounces
    Umm Ali
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  • Sweetened Condensed Milk —– 5 cups
  • White sugar —- 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract —- 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon —- 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom —- ¼ teaspoon (Optional)
  • Raisins —- 1/4 cup
  • Cream — ½ cup
  • Water —- 3 cups
  • Slivered almonds —- 1/4 cup
  • Pine nuts —– 1/4 cup
  • Chopped pistachio nuts —- 1/4 cup
  • Sweetened, Flaked coconut —- 1/4 cup

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F or 200°C. Unroll the puff pastry sheets and place on an oiled baking sheet. Bake them in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the pastry sheets are puffed and golden brown.
  2. Take a large bowl and break the puff pastry into small pieces of about 1-2 inches.
  3. Add raisins, almonds, pistachios, pine nuts, coconut and mix them well.
  4. Heat the condensed milk in a saucepan with sugar, vanilla, and water. Stir and heat until hot but not so thick. Sprinkle the cardamom and cinnamon into the mixture and stir. Cook it for almost 2-4 minutes, remove from the heat and allow cooling.
  5. Then pour this cool mixture over puff pastry and nuts mixture. Drizzle cream on top and nuts, and bake it for 15 minutes in a preheated oven.
  6. When the cream topping is golden color, it is ready. Serve this yummy pudding immediately.
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Haniyah Al Khalil is a UAE-based food expert who is passionate for food and food recipes. She left her job in 2006 and devoted her time to explore culinary style, Emirati food culture and cuisine recipes. She shares her delicious and easy-to-make recipes on Papaorder Blog. You can subscribe Papaorder Blog to read her food recipes.

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