Mesh Om Ali

An Egyptian dessert made of pleated phyllo sheets- an equivalent to the bread pudding made of phyllo sheets, a luscious combination of condensed milk, & generously topped with nuts!

Phyllo sheets -1 pack, thawed
Unsalted butter- 1 cup, melted
Condensed milk – 1 can
Nuts of your choice – As needed

Method: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously brush melted butter all over the bottom and sides of the baking dish. Carefully working with one phyllo sheet at a time, with the long side facing you, fold up the sheet and scrunch it into a loose fan-like strip or pleats. It should look messy and voluminous, so that it fills up the baking dish. Transfer the scrunched phyllo sheet to one side of the buttered dish. Brush the melted butter all over the scruched phyllo sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining phyllo sheets, arranging them one next to the other. Drizzle the remaining melted butter all over and in between the scrunched phyllo until they are evenly coated with the butter. Place the baking dish into the oven, and bake until the phyllo sheets turn deep golden brown in color. Remove from the oven, and drizzle the surface with condensed milk. Transfer the dish back to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes, just until the edges start bubble & the phyllo sheets have soaked in most condensed milk. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with a crushed nuts. Allow to cool slightly. Serve and enjoy.

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