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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rice Pudding and Caramel Apples


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Thanksgiving. I'm hoping there were plenty of pumpkin pies, pecan pies, apple pies, pumpkin cheesecakes, and even a chocolate tart here and there. I'm betting Dorie's wonderful rice pudding was probably not found on many dessert tables this season. It should be.



This "two-parter" starts with a milk pudding - flecked with arborio rice. Visions of tapioca fill my head when rice pudding is mentioned, but the large grains of arborio make this a moist, tender and texturally-interesting pudding. 

My ever-flowing bowl of autumn apples were my one inspiration (nudge) to try this recipe. This apple & caramel compote combines the best of two worlds - caramel sauce and tender flavorful apples. Layered with a rich, rice pudding, it's a combination I would never think to pair, but the result is the perfect autumn dessert. Served warm, alongside my pumpkin pie, (for those traditionalists), it made for a delectable Thanksgiving dessert.

One can't help but be thankful for unique desserts like these.

– mike

20 comments:

Elaine said...

Your pudding looks fabulous! Didn't you just love the combination of apples, caramel and rice pudding?! I am so glad that you made this! :)

Lizzy said...

Beautiful photo! And I could eat a whole bowl of those delicious caramel apples....mmmmmmm.

Mary said...

Now, that's a dessert. A good combination. Congratulations on bringing something new to the Thanksgiving table. As for Chex Mix, I always do the Original Mix, which I get on line, and add pretzels (a la my Mom) and Kix (which the grandchildren love). Kinda like dying and going to heaven.

SoupAddict said...

Wow, that really turned out beautifully!

Sis. Boom. said...

Beautiful as always. I see you teamed up with Elaine for this one and it was a great choice. I haven't made anything like this before so it will a new thing for me when we get to it.

Pachecopatty said...

Love this pudding, just looks so good, can't wait to try making this one! I'm enjoying checking out your blog;-)

DessertByCandy said...

Nice! Between you and Elaine, I am convinced that I have to make this rice pudding soon. Lovely photos! It must be an awesome addition to your Thanksgiving menu!

Christy said...

Between your post and Elaine's, this is definitely going to be made this weekend! Great photos!

Happy French Friday!

Susan said...

Funny how many of us tried dessert recipes. Elaine made this, too, and I think it looks & sounds wonderful!

Have a wonderful weekend~!

Elin said...

Mike...you and Elaine did the same thing :) that is a wonderful dessert that I must try one day :) Have a nice weekend!

4pure said...

You had the same recipe idea as Elaine. And it's so great choice and so in season. I love your pictures and I can't wait (and probably won't) to see this recipe in our schedule to make it.

Cher said...

The caramel apples alone make this one worth the effort. And it's hard to go wrong with rice pudding.

Jessica said...

I love Dorie's rice pudding - and the apple/caramel topping sounds fantastic. Why don't we eat pudding on Thanksgiving? Maybe we should! Love the transferware plate - we use a similar pattern.

sanyaliving.com said...

Wow! That looks absolutely delicious!
I can't wait to make this recipe.
I love the caramel colours that have come through!

Jora said...

Your photo is gorgeous! I love rice pudding and apples but would never have thought to combine them. I'm going to have to try this recipe soon!

Spike said...

Sounds like a perfect thanksgiving combo to me. Happy thanksgiving, Mike!

acookingmizer said...

oh my, your the second one to sing this dish its praises! Im hooked! I have to try it now!! :)

Perfecting Pru said...

I have Dorie's book but have been very tardy in cooking from it. I must make this, it sounds wonderful.

tastymayhem said...

Good pick for Thanksgiving, IMO. I'm a big rice pudding fan; it brings back wonderful childhood memories. These days I make something similar with ricotta cheese and no rice. Beautiful photos!

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