Creamy Apple Pie Rice Pudding

Shopping List

  • 3 green apples
  • 4 dried dates
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 5 cups So Good Original or Vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Remove the peels and cores from apples and discard. Cut apples into small bite size pieces. Remove and discard pits from dates, then finely chop dates.
  2. Place chopped apples and dates into a 9×13-inch (3-L) baking pan along with rice, 4 cups (1 L) So Good, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. If using So Good Original, stir in vanilla extract; if using So Good Vanilla, omit the vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  3. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, stirring once about half way through the baking time. Rice should be tender to the bite when done.
  4. Remove from oven onto a baking rack and rest for 10 minutes. Stir in reserved 1 cup (250 mL) of So Good. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Serve warmed or chilled. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon before serving, if desired.

 

Serves 8 (or 6 cups/1.5 L).

Recipe by Chef Voula Halliday