Mabrousheh – grated jam pie

Mabrousheh ready to be baked

This delicious jam pie is a specialty of Ain Zebdeh guesthouse. Noha prepares it with the finest fruit jams that she prepares from local and freshly picked fruits. Apricot jam is more commonly used. The Arabic name “mabrousheh” refers to the grated crust on top of the pie.

Total Servings: 20

Preparation time: 1 hour


1 egg

A pinch of vanilla powder

1 tsp. of baking powder

Zest of 1 lemon

1 pack and half of softened butter (170g)

1 cup of white sugar

4 cups of plain flour

2 cups of your favorite jam


Preparation steps:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla sugar and lemon zest
  2. Add the sugar slowly and beat until a white mixture is obtained
  3. Stir in the softened butter and mix well with hands
  4. Add the flour and combine all ingredients. Knead well until a smooth dough is obtained. You may add some water if needed
  5. Heat the oven to 180°C
  6. Spread the dough on a baking tray and press it to take the shape of the tray.
  7. Pour in the jam and spread on the entire dough
  8. Grate the remaining dough over the jam
  9. Bake in the oven for 35mn until the top crust turns golden

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