Friday, September 27, 2013

Rice Pudding And Caramel Apples

Rice Pudding and Caramel Apples
This was a perfect recipe to make for autumn.   Apples in a rich caramel sauce served over rice pudding.   This delicious dessert was our assignment this week in French Fridays With Dorie.  It was a very easy recipe to make.   You start by making a deliciously creamy rice pudding.  Arborio rice is first boiled in water than drained and boiled in milk anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes.  The pudding is removed from the heat and vanilla extract is added.  Let the pudding sit till it reaches room temperature.  Next you make a scrumptious caramel sauce with apples.  The sauce is made by cooking sugar with some lemon juice.  Butter is added once the sugar reaches an amber color.   You then add some apple cider and salt to the sugar mixture.  Next comes the apples.  They are cooked in the sauce until they are tender.  Finally you add some cream to the apple mixture. Let the sauce come to room temperature and serve it with your rice pudding.  To be honest with you, I could have just eaten the apples.  The sauce is  fantastic.   This dessert was a hit at my house.  The kids and I loved the pudding with the apples while the spouse just ate the pudding.  The kids and I did not care that left more apples for us.
I highly recommend you try this recipe.  You will not be disappointed.

This recipe can be found on pages 429-430 in  "Around My French Table" or here.


A Great Comfort Dessert





















16 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious, Geraldine. I must check it out! Thanks for sharing...

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  2. My rice is cooking and I will make the apples this afternoon. I can't wait to taste! Yours looks delicious!

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  3. Glad you enjoyed, too! In our house, I ate the apples and the hubby ate the pudding :)

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  4. So your kids will have memories of rice pudding becoming a comfort food at your house. I'm actually with your hubby on this one - I preferred eating my rice pudding plain. In my opinion, Caramel + Apple + Stick. That's how the combo works for me! Your dessert did look delicious and the presentation, very pretty.

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  5. Lovely results and presentation! DH and I loved it! Though I did reduce the sugar amounts in both, DH still said 'too sweet'.

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  6. It does sound like a wonderful recipe especially the way you describe it.

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  7. The apples were my favorite part too. My husband wouldn't eat the apples or the pudding, so I'm enjoying it all by myself!

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  8. Yes, the pudding was good, but the apples were the star! Now, what else can I use them in....

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  9. Geraldine, so glad to read that the rice pudding with the apples was such a huge success at your house - it is indeed comfort food at its best! This recipe almost seems to bring a lot of smiles to everyone´s face! Your presentation is so very pretty in that nice glass serving dish!
    Have a great day, dear Geraldine!

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  10. I may have eaten a lot of the caramel apples straight from the container while I was serving this up :-) I'll definitely make them again.

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  11. My kiddos didnt want anything to do with the rice at first, it was all about the warm, creamy milk... but the pudding went over real well after dinner! :)

    I think I need to make the caramel apples again and can a bunch so I can have it over vanilla ice cream!

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  12. Pretty pictures and so funny to hear how the houses were divided over who wanted the apples and who didn't. No happy medium, eh ? Those that enjoyed had no problem finishing them off it appears across our group. I enjoyed the recipe and making the pudding from scratch, but also loved how "autumny" this recipe was. Would never have thought of adding caramelized apples if it were not for Dorie. This was a great comfort food indeed !

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  13. Rice pudding is one of those foods I could eat all day - was glad to give this one a shot. I know I would never have paired apples, caramel and rice on my own!

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  14. I agree - rice pudidng is a perfect comfort food.

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  15. I finally got around to making this one. Love your presentation!

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