Cherries in the Snow

This dessert has the most delicate and creamy flavors of almond, lightly sweetened cherries, and a creamy rice pudding! This recipe holds many special memories for me. My Grandma, who has now been gone for many years, made this since I was a little girl- and it has been a favorite of all of ours-especially my big brother who passed away a few years ago...it reminds me of holidays and all the people I love! No Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner is complete without it! Try it...it makes a beautiful presentation and is just a lovely dish. Note: I did add 25 minutes to the cook and prep time to include cooking 3 cups of white rice. You will also need to chill the rice layer at least 4 hours and I did not add that to the prep or cook time.

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  • Combine rice, 3 cups milk, sugar, salt and butter.
  • Cook over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes, or until thick and creamy, stirring occasionally.
  • Soften gelatin in remaining 1/3 cup milk. Stir into rice mixture. Add extracts and remove from heat and let cool.
  • Fold whipped cream into rice mixture and gently spoon into a 9x13 smoothing the top with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 4 hrs or until thoroughly chilled.
  • Make the cherry topping by stirring the almond extract and a few drops of food coloring into the cherry pie filling (I usually use wilderness brand) and gently spread the cherry filling over the rice layer-being careful not to stir 'into' the rice layer.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!
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"This dessert has the most delicate and creamy flavors of almond, lightly sweetened cherries, and a creamy rice pudding! This recipe holds many special memories for me. My Grandma, who has now been gone for many years, made this since I was a little girl- and it has been a favorite of all of ours-especially my big brother who passed away a few years ago...it reminds me of holidays and all the people I love! No Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner is complete without it! Try it...it makes a beautiful presentation and is just a lovely dish. Note: I did add 25 minutes to the cook and prep time to include cooking 3 cups of white rice. You will also need to chill the rice layer at least 4 hours and I did not add that to the prep or cook time."
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  1. tiggrr0731
    Thank you so much for posting this recipe! My mother used to make this back when my brothers and I were kids in the 60's and 70's. My mother passed away recently and my brothers are asking me to make it. I couldn't find a recipe in Mom's recipe box and everything else online is made with angel food cake. This is the one we remember! Thank you so much :)
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  2. SweetFuzion
    This dessert has the most delicate and creamy flavors of almond, lightly sweetened cherries, and a creamy rice pudding! This recipe holds many special memories for me. My Grandma, who has now been gone for many years, made this since I was a little girl- and it has been a favorite of all of ours-especially my big brother who passed away a few years ago...it reminds me of holidays and all the people I love! No Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner is complete without it! Try it...it makes a beautiful presentation and is just a lovely dish. Note: I did add 25 minutes to the cook and prep time to include cooking 3 cups of white rice. You will also need to chill the rice layer at least 4 hours and I did not add that to the prep or cook time.
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