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Apple-Raisin Rice Dessert

 Apple-Raisin Rice Dessert
Marjorie Grunewald of Weimar, Texas submitted this recipe that combines apples, cinnamon, raisins and leftover rice in a warm and comforting dessert.
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2/3 cup with 1 tablespoon whipped topping) equals 218 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium,

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Apple-Raisin Rice Dessert (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.