Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Pasta Raisins Pudding with Caramelized Apple Topping

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  • Level: Easy
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1 cup tiny shaped pasta of choice or orzo, boiled and drained

1/2 cup plumped up raisins

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups scalded milk

1 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups peeled and cored apples, cut into 1/4-inch dice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Pinch ground cinnamon

Powdered sugar for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cooked pasta with raisins, zest and melted butter and spread into a shallow buttered 2 quart baking dish.
  3. Beat sugar into eggs and whisk in milk and orange juice and pour over pasta. Set baking pan in a bain marie and bake for about an hour or until set.
  4. While this is baking saute the apples in 2 tablespoons butter. Add sugar and cinnamon and saute over low heat until apples are tender and caramelized.
  5. Remove pasta pudding from oven and let set 10 minutes before serving; serve topped with apples and a dusting of powdered sugar.