Kiri Basbousa and Orange Jam

Kiri Basbousa and Orange Jam

Recipe Category Desserts Recipe Category
Recipe Prep Time 60 mins
Recipe Serving Size 3

A classic basbousa stuffed with Kiri, orange jam, and pistachios


For the Basbousa

  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup of grinded coconut
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 spoon of orange blossom water

For the Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of orange juice
  • 1 spoon of lemon juice
  • 1 spoon of rose water

For the Filling

  • 6 Kiri Square Portions
  • 1 spoon of orange jam
  • ½ cup of grinded pistachio
  • 1 spoon of Rose water
Kiri Squares

Cooking steps

Preparing the Sugar Syrup

  1. Add orange juice and sugar to a saucepan.
  2. Place the pan on high temperature to melt the sugar and boil the mixture decrease the temperature and leave the mixture to rest for around 8 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon juice and the rose water.
  4. Leave the mixture aside to cool down.

Preparing the Filling

  1. Add 6 Kiri Square Portions to a bowl and mash them well using a fork.
  2. Add the pistachio, the jam, and the rose water and stir well.

Preparing the Kiri Basbousa and Orange Jam

  1. In a big bowl, mix the semolina, coconut, yogurt, melted butter, baking powder, salt, and rose water.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Using a brush, we add some tihini to all the sides of the oven trays.
  4. We distribute the semolina in the trays equally with the filling in between.
  5. Leave them for about half an hour.
  6. Put the trays in the oven under a medium temperature for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden.
  7. After you take it out of the oven, pour the cold syrup directly to absorb it
  8. Decorate it with grinded pistachio. It is served with ice cream.

Cooking steps

Kiri Basbousa and Orange Jam