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Maple-Walnut Tapioca Pudding

March/April 2007

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Turn comforting tapioca pudding into a special dessert for two by spiking it with pure maple syrup and finishing it with a simple spiced maple-nut topping.



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Maple-Walnut Tapioca Pudding Recipe

Makes: 2 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg, well beaten
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Preparation

  1. Combine milk, egg, tapioca and salt in a medium saucepan. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil, 6 to 18 minutes (depending on your stove). Remove from the heat; stir in 1/4 cup syrup and vanilla.
  3. Divide the pudding between 2 ramekins or custard cups. Let cool for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Meanwhile, line a small plate with parchment or wax paper. Coat the paper with cooking spray. Combine walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan or skillet. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until most of the syrup has evaporated, 1 to 4 minutes. Spread the nuts out onto the prepared paper and place in the freezer until cool, about 10 minutes.
  5. Crumble the chilled walnut topping into pieces. Serve the pudding topped with the maple walnuts.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the pudding for up to 3 days. Prepare the walnut topping (Step 4) 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving: 301 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 113 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 1 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 169 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (20% daily value), Zinc (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Servings
2
Meal/Course
Dessert
Type of Dish
Desserts, other
Ethnic/Regional
American
Health & Diet Considerations
Low sodium
High calcium
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Publication
March/April 2007
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