Rice pudding with spicy cinnamon pears

Liven up a favourite dessert with tender, lightly spiced pears
Rice pudding recipe with spicy cinnamon pears
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Recipe by: Rachel Clark | Health Promotion Manager

Rice pudding is a traditional favourite with adults and children. Adding cinnamon pears to this recipe provides natural sweetness and contributes to your 5 A DAY.

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Ingredients
  • For the rice pudding:
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 30g pudding rice
  • 285ml semi-skimmed milk
  • ¼ lemon, zest only, finely grated
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • For the spicy cinnamon pears:
  • 2 firm, ripe pears, cored and quartered
  • 80ml 100% pure red grape juice
  • 70ml water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
Time
90 minutes

Nutrition information (per serving)

SERVES:
2
CALORIES:
225
FAT:
4.7g
SALT:
0.2g
SUGAR:
25.2
5 A DAY:
2
Method
  1. Lightly grease a small ovenproof dish with the oil.
  2. Put the rice into the dish, add the lemon peel, stir in the milk and leave to soften for about 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the grated nutmeg on the top and place in a preheated oven at 150ºC/Fan 130ºC for about an hour.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the red grape juice, water, cinnamon and cloves in a small pan and add the pears.
  5. Poach the pears over a gentle heat for about 20 minutes, turning once or twice.
  6. Serve the poached pears over the cooked, warm rice pudding.
For a summery dessert, serve the rice pudding and pears cold