Recipe for Peach And Pearl Tapioca Pudding


    Peach and Pearl Tapioca Pudding

    1/2 cup large pearl tapioca, soaked in water
        overnight in refrigerator
    2 cups cold water
    2 cups milk
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    2 large eggs, beaten
    1 cup heavy cream
    4 ripe peaches, peeled and diced
    2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Drain water from tapioca.

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

    Mix tapioca with milk, salt, sugar and eggs; transfer to a heavy-bottom, nonaluminum Dutch oven with lid. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring occasionally.

    Cover; place in oven, and bake for 45 minutes or until the pearls are translucent, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven; chill.

    When ready to serve, whip cream to firm peaks and fold into pudding. Fold in peaches, liqueur and vanilla extract; serve at once.

    Yields 6 servings.

    Per serving: 363 calories, 6 grams protein, 43 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams fat, 136 milligrams cholesterol, 165 milligrams sodium