Sweet Israeli Couscous with Caramelized Apples

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1 small 8-oz. bag p'titim (Israeli Couscous)

1 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon brown sugar

pinch of salt

1/4 stick butter

In a small saucepan on medium heat, bring milk and water to a boil. Add the p'titim (couscous), sugar, and salt. Cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. If a lot of foam rises to the top, remove some with a spoon.

Once the couscous has absorbed the liquid, remove from heat and stir in butter.

Serve warm with the following apple topping recipe on top (or anything you can think of that would taste great…even just a simple sprinkle of cinnamon and drizzle of honey would be delicious!).

Apple Topping:

2-3 Granny Smith Apples

1 lemon

3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and dice apples and place in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice on top to prevent browning and toss. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and toss again.

In a large pan, heat up butter and add apple mixture over medium heat. Stir gently as ingredients warm and combine. As apples begin to soften and become fork tender, remove from heat and add to the top of each serving of couscous.