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Om Ali garnished with nuts.
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Om Ali, the easiest recipe

Use full fat and rich creamy milk. Use good quality fresh palmiers that are made with real butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Egyptian
Keyword Egyptian Dessert, Om Ali
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 444kcal


  • 8" casserole


For milk

  • cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon crushed almond more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon crushed pistachios more for garnish


  • ¾ cup cream heavy, whipping, tetrapack
  • 13 Palmier biscuits , see notes 1
  • 2 tablespoon golden raisins optional
  • 6 tablespoon whipped cream whipped to stiff peaks


  • In a saucepan heat milk with all ingredients for milk. Bring it to boil then let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the milk is reduced to half.
  • Let it cool a bit then add cream and mix well. Set aside.
  • In an 8 inch casserole break 10 palmier into large bits. Also, sprinkle raisins.
  • Pour milk-cream syrup over broken palmiers.
  • Now break the remaining 3 palmiers and sprinkle over the milk.
  • Dot the casserole with whipped cream.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes at 350 F until bubbling hot.
  • Then broil for 15 minutes until golden and you see few dark spots on a biscuit.
  • Garnish with freshly toasted nuts and serve. (Skip garnish if you don't like nuts.)


  • Palmiers: Palmiers are heart-shaped cookies made with puff pastry. 10 cookies are of about 250 grams that will do in the dish. 3 cookies for topping would make 75 grams.


Calories: 444kcal