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Basstuk – or Bastekh (Fruit Juice Pudding)

A very easy dessert from the Magzanian’s collection of Musa Daghsi recipes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups grape juice or apricot nectar
  • sugar (optional, depending on the juice's or nectar’s sweetness/ tartness)
  • ¾ cups walnuts (chopped, pecans, almonds, or pistachios may be substituted)

Instructions
 

  • Place cornstarch in a cup. Add a few spoons of juice or nectar and stir until smooth.
  • Heat the remaining juice over medium heat. Whisk-in sugar to suit your taste, if using. Gradually add the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly, until pudding comes to a boil and begins to thicken. (This will only take a few minutes.)
  • Simmer a few more minutes. Remove from heat and pour pudding into small serving bowls. It will continue to thicken as it rests or chills.
  • Serve pudding at room temperature or chilled.
  • Garnish with nuts just before serving.
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