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Friday, September 27, 2013

French fridays with Dorie: rice pudding and caramel apples

Today it's Friday and it's time again for: French fridays with Dorie. The recipe chosen for today was: rice pudding and caramel apples.
Rice pudding is a dish I ate when I was very small with my grandmother. I don't think I ate it since. Both my mom and my hubbies mom were here and the remembered the rice pudding from the times they were really small. They ate it with brown sugar and it was a real treat in those times. It was fun to reinvent it today in a new form.

Rice pudding isn't that difficult to make, you only need arborio rice. I just didn't hear of that before today. But then you've got google and it was risotto rice. That's something that is easily available around here. The rice is cooked in sweet milk. Vanilla essence is added at taste.
For the apples sugar is caramelised and the apples are baked in a liquid containing the caramalised sugar and applejuice (the recipe stated apple cider, but I only had apple juice so I exchanged it). Then you add cream to the sauce and everything is done.

When you serve it in nice layers, then you've got a delicious dessert. For sure in this season, where the apples are fresh.

We don't quote the recipe at the French Friday with Dorie group, if you want to read it: it's in the book French fridays with Dorie from Dorie Greenspan. If you want to know what the rest of the group made of it look at: www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com.

And the end result: 
4Pure: french fridays with dorie: rice pudding and caramel apples

24 comments:

Susan Lester said...

Very nice! I love the jars. We really enjoyed this one, too.

4pure said...

Thank you Susan.

Ei said...

Lovely presentation!

4pure said...

Thank you Ei

Adriana said...

Rice pudding is definitely one of those desserts that has been around forever. This was a great update.

4pure said...

Indeed Adriana it wass

Liz Berg said...

I love the presentation in the jars...so cute!

4pure said...

Thank you Liz

ayu @ the spicy lemongrass said...

Love how you served your rice pudding. They look very nice!

Geraldine Saucier said...

Lovely presentation. This was an easy and delicious dessert.

yummychunklet said...

What a great presentation!

4pure said...

Thank you all. I also really liked how it turned out.

Diane Balch said...

I love hearing how rice pudding was such a wonderful childhood dessert. I never ate it as a kid which might explain why I'm not into it as an adult. I love your apples and yes, the jars are adorable.

Nana said...

Perfect presentation, they look adorable in those
little jars and so delicious.

Rose said...

Cute little serving jars. They look to be the perfect size. I couldn't find small jars and served mine in water glasses which were much too big. Oh well, what we do to try to get a good picture.

Betsy said...

The jars are adorable, Andrea. So cute, and delicious, I'm sure. I enjoyed this one also.

4pure said...

Thank you for the Nice words. I was making à lot of jams that day, so that's why I had those jars on hand. I really enjoyed the end result though (and the jams ar also ready by now!)

TeaLady said...

Love the little jars you used. So cute.

Cher Rockwell said...

The jars were a nice touch. Very cute!

Jora said...

What a great presentation! I love the jars and the pink ribbons.

tricia s. said...

I am also on "team jar" :) what an adorable presentation. Yes, like Dorie said the recipe evokes in France - nice to hear about your own memories of rice pudding. I loved enjoying that and tapioca as a child so it was fun to make it at home.

Emily said...

This jar theme is catchy! and convenient for gifting!

4pure said...

Thank you everyone. Yes you can use the jar if you want something to give. That's a nice idea for the holidays!

Cakelaw said...

Awww, love your cute little jars of pudding.