Creamy Rice Pudding with Brandied Cherry Sauce

Tart, juicy cherries are a refreshing contrast to creamy rice pudding. Plus they add gorgeous color!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 4 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Rice Pudding

4
cups milk
3/4
cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1/3
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
eggs, beaten
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
teaspoon vanilla

Brandied Cherry Sauce

1/2
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/4
cup orange juice
1 1/2
cups frozen unsweetened tart red cherries (from 1-lb bag)
2
tablespoons brandy or orange juice
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk, rice, 1/3 cup sugar and the salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 40 to 45 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is tender and mixture is thickened.
  • 2 Stir a small amount of the hot rice mixture into eggs, then stir eggs back into mixture in saucepan. Continue cooking over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until heated through. Cool 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In chilled large serving bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until thickened. Fold in cooled rice mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours until well chilled.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/2 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in orange juice and frozen cherries. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Stir in brandy. Serve sauce warm or chilled with pudding.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    33g
    33%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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