Cranberry Apple Dessert Risotto - Diabetic Friendly

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Annacia

The cranberries may be swapped for cherries, raisins or your fav small dried fruit for a dreamy, creamy rice pudding.

Top Review by ElaineAnn

This turned out a delicious,fruity rice pudding type dessert. Requires a little patience and a little extra work, but worth every minute! Thanks for posting Annacia. Made for Harvest Moon Apple Festival.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, cover dried fruit with boiling water.
  2. Set aside for 20 to 30 minutes to plump. Heat milk, cinnamon stick and salt on the stovetop or in microwave until steaming hot, but not boiling.
  3. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside to steep.
  4. In a heavy, deep sauté pan or Dutch oven, heat butter or oil over medium heat.
  5. Add apple and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds.
  7. Add 3/4 cup apple cider and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Add the remaining 3/4 cup of the apple cider and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  9. Add Splenda and mix well.
  10. Add 1/2 cup of the warm milk and the cinnamon stick to the rice mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until almost all of it has been absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Continue cooking and stirring, adding remaining milk, 1/2 cup at a time, until the rice is tender and the risotto has a creamy consistency.
  12. Total cooking time will be about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard cinnamon stick.
  13. Drain fruit and stir into risotto, along with vanilla.
  14. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving warm.

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