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    Danish Christmas Rice Pudding With Almonds and Warm Cherry Sauce

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    BecR's Note:

    Danish Christmas rice pudding with warm cherry sauce or Risalamande is traditionally served on Christmas Eve. Whoever finds the hidden almond receives a small gift. I like this recipe because it is cooked entirely on the stove top and cooks in one hour, rather than in the oven for two hours or more. Can be made in advance and refrigerated until serving time. The Danes often buy a store bought cherry sauce, but I've included a recipe for home-made. :) Adapted from an online source.

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    Ingredients:

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    Rice Pudding

    Cherry Sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Split half of the vanilla pod length ways, scrape out the seeds.
    2. 2
      Place the milk and vanilla in a heavy-bottomed pan. Bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat. Add the rice gradually, stirring constantly.
    4. 4
      Increase the heat and bring to a boil again.
    5. 5
      When the milk boils, reduce the heat, cover and simmer on a very low heat for about 1 hour or until the rice is cooked. Stir from time to time, making sure that the rice doesn’t stick too much to the bottom.
    6. 6
      Leave to cool completely.
    7. 7
      Whip the cream together with sugar. Fold the whipped cream and almonds into the rice. You can add more sugar or more almonds if you wish. Serve with warm cherry sauce.
    8. 8
      Now make the cherry sauce. Place the cherries in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and 1 1/2 cups water. Add the vanilla pod. Simmer until the cherries are tender.
    9. 9
      Combine the potato starch with 2 tablespoons cold water.
    10. 10
      Bring the cherries to a boil. Remove the vanilla pod from the pot. Reduce the heat, and , stirring constantly, slowly pour the water with the starch. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
    11. 11
      Stir in the lemon juice and serve warm over the rice pudding. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf, if desired.
    12. 12
      * I used frozen sour cherries in this recipe, but regular sweet cherries should work as well.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2011

      55

      This is it! This is what I've been looking for. My friend from Denmark has been urging me to find the recipe so we could share this from across the globe. I've seen other versions and he's always telling me, that its not quite the right one... This is it! And he approves!

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    • on December 21, 2013

      15

      There is definitely something wrong with this recipe. The ratio of milk and rice doesn't make sence . I make this recipe today it turned out very milky or soupy. Had to toss the whole thing out. What am I doing wrong.

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    Nutritional Facts for Danish Christmas Rice Pudding With Almonds and Warm Cherry Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (516 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 618.3
     
    Calories from Fat 319
    51%
    Total Fat 35.5 g
    54%
    Saturated Fat 18.8 g
    94%
    Cholesterol 105.9 mg
    35%
    Sodium 134.7 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 65.4 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    10%
    Sugars 45.6 g
    182%
    Protein 12.5 g
    25%

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