TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 218 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 fruit, 0 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; add sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the apples, lemon juice and spices. Reduce heat; simmer for 3-5 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in rice, raisins, butter and vanilla.
  2. Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish each serving with whipped topping. Serve warm. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Raisin Rice Dessert in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p53

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