Couscous with Dried Cherries Recipe -
Couscous with Dried Cherries Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Couscous with Dried Cherries

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"My family loves couscous and this fruity variation is one of our favorites. This is also delicious with other dried fruit such as cranberries and apricots."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine chicken broth, water, dried cherries, butter, salt, and pepper. Cook over high heat until boiling.
  2. Stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 28, 2011

Easy and delicious! Actually, it really doesn't get much easier than this... I just used a box of couscous and like others just added dried cranberries (to taste)which provide a really nice sweetness. This is great when you don't want to spend a lot of time on a side dish but want something that tastes good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2006

I followed the recipe and only added parm cheese at the very end. It was very bland. It needs more seasoning. The fruit is nice and the chicken broth helps, but it needs something more.

Jul 24, 2003

Very fast. We substituted Crazins (dehydrated cranberries)for the Cherries and everyone loved it.

Jul 24, 2003

This recipe was great! What a great combination of flavors. I used dried raisins that were cherry flavored, like craisins, and it turned out perfect! Most importantly, it was so easy!

Nov 07, 2003

Unless I really messed this recipe up, I thought it tasted like really good cranberry muffins, but not as sweet. Pleasent as part of a well planned menu.

Feb 18, 2004

Like others, I loved the cherries and other dried fruit (I included apricot). Still, the couscous was lacking. I'd make this again, but I would include curry, allspice, etc. to make the grains flavorful.

Dec 29, 2003

This was the biggest hit ever! I tried it with dried cranberries (and I added a lot more than required).

Sep 10, 2006

This is a favorite in my house. I cook some garlic in the butter first. I also use dried cranberries and toss in broken toasted pecans at the end. I caught my husband later after dinner standing at the fridge with the leftovers and a spoon! Even my young girls request this for dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 517 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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