Pasta with semolina & apricot jam (Hungarian grízes tészta)

Hungarian pasta semolina jam

This is an unusual sweet main dish, we normally serve it after a one-pot soup. Pasta dishes are a very important and unique part of Hungarian cooking, there are sweet recipes as well as savory creations.

This pasta dish is really quite easy to make, as simple as delicious, your kids will love it. It is done in 15 minutes, perfect for busy moms.


Ingredients for 2 people:
250 grams (8.8 ounces) dried wide stripe or tagliatelle pasta
150 grams (5.3 ounces) of semolina
250 ml (1 cup) of water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
powdered sugar
apricot jam


Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions, rinse under cold running water, drain.

Heat oil in a pan, add the semolina and toast – stirring continuously – until golden brown. Pour in 1 cup pf water, stir until semolina soaks up and dry, not wet.

Mix the semolina and the pasta.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with apricot jam.