Tapioca Pudding with Dried Cherries
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After the egg substitute is whisked in, use a heatproof rubber spatula for the stirring.
fat-free half-and-half2 ½ cup(s)
lemon zest⅛ tsp, 3 (3-inch-long) strips, removed with a vegetable peeler
ground allspice⅛ tsp
dried cherries½ cup(s), dried cranberries, or golden raisins
uncooked tapioca3 Tbsp, quick cooking variety
regular liquid egg substitute⅓ cup(s)
vanilla extract½ tsp
- Combine 2 cups of the half-and-half, the lemon zest, and allspice in a heavy large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat; let stand, covered, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the zest; discard. Stir in the cherries, sugar, and tapioca; let stand, covered, about 5 minutes.
- Whisk together the egg substitute and the remaining 1/2 cup of half-and-half in a small bowl; whisk into the cherry mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until thickened and bubbly, about 7 minutes. Stir in the vanilla.
- Divide the pudding evenly among 4 dessert bowls. Serve warm, or let come to room temperature and refrigerate, covered, until thoroughly chilled and set, at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Yields 3/4 cup per serving.