Ann Reinking's
Brown Sugar Rice Pudding

Serves 6


The dried red cherries flecking this creamy dessert give this old favorite a new look, but you can substitute raisins if cherries are unavailable. Use sweet dried cherries, not the tart kind.


1-3/4 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup uncooked rice
4 cups milk
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Rind of 1/2 lemon, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 1-1/2 quart baking dish.

2. In a saucepan, heat the water and lemon juice to boiling. Remove from the heat and drop in the dried cherries. Let them sit for 3 minutes to absorb the liquid and plump up.

3. Combine the rice, milk, sugar, and salt. Bake in the prepared baking dish for 1 hour, stirring often so the rice doesn't settle to the bottom. Stir in the lemon rind, cinnamon, and cherries.

4. Return the dish to the oven and bake 1-1/2 hours more, or until the milk has been absorbed.


The Hole In The Wall Gang Cookbook
By Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner
A Fireside Original
Publication date: November 1998
Hardback, 112 pages, Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-684-84843-0
Recipe reprinted by permission.


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