My family’s ancestor’s are from Denmark and one of the traditions that have been passed down through the generations is making Rice Pudding on Christmas Eve. I remember as a child the excitement as my mom made Rice Pudding and inserted that ONE almond into the pudding. Whoever got the almond in their dish that night received a special Christmas gift!!
I have loved passing this tradition down to my children. We do it every year. I hope they will continue making Danish Rice Pudding with THEIR children and continue this tradition!
My mom made a special recipe book for all of her children about 10 years ago. It contains all of our childhood favorite recipes. I know that if there was a fire, I would grab that book – I use it all the time. Our Danish Rice Pudding Recipe is in that book. (and I love making it throughout the year). It’s yummy to have warmed up for breakfast too!
Danish Rice Pudding:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 cups milk, scalded
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
2 cups cooked rice
Heat oven to 350-degrees. Beat eggs, sugar and salt slightly to mix. Stir in scalded milk (cook in microwave about 2 minutes). Then add spices and vanilla, plus the raisins and cooked rice. Stir.
Put the dish in another dish filled with hot water. Insert into oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted into the pudding and come out clean. Take out of oven and let cool. Then serve.
We love making it and serving it for our Christmas Eve Dessert each year.
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Share your favorite holiday tradition for a chance to win a $200 Gift Card from target. One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is making — and enjoying — rice pudding. It’s been passed down through the generations. My kids love seeing who will get the one almond in the pudding. Whoever gets the almond gets a special Christmas prize!
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