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Mar 14, 2007 10:57 AM

What dessert with this dinner?

I am making a sort of middle eastern dinner on Friday with Nigella's Za'atar Chicken, a fattoush salad and some couscous. So I need to round out with a bit of something sweet for dessert. Was thinking of just picking up some nice citrus sorbet. But any other ideas? If it was summer probably a fruit salad or grilled stone fruits but not much fresh this time of year.

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  1. I don't have a particular dish that comes to mind, but ingredients that come to mind are oranges, honey, pistachios, goat cheese. Maybe an orange compote served over goat cheese with honey?

    1. baklava :-P

      also a Lebanese resto I like serves Knafé as one of their desserts
      (pastry layered with ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Topped with light orange blossom syrup. Served warm.)

      1. something akin to baklava would be traditional, but that's always too sweet for me. pignoli or almond cookies would be a nice accompaniment to the the sorbet. maybe pistachio ice cream.

        1. How about stuffing figs or prunes with mascarpone and drizzling with honey?

          1. I've also served just an assortment of dried fruits and nuts as dessert for a middle eastern meal.