skill level : intermediate



1 (17.25 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

5 cups milk

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts

1/4 cup sweetened, flaked coconut


1- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Unroll the puff pastry sheets, and place flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden brown.

2- Break the puff pastry into pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add the raisins, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, and coconut, and toss to distribute. Pour into a 9×13 inch glass baking dish, and spread evenly.

3- Pour the milk into a saucepan, and stir in the sugar and vanilla. Heat until hot but not quite boiling. Pour over the mixture in the baking dish.

4- Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes to brown the top. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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