Langley Family Christmas: Cherries in the Snow

Instant rice is one ingredient in this festive holiday offering.

  • Dec. 9, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Cherries in the Snow:     from Jack Nicholson, vice president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

Makes: 4 servings

1/4 cup Minute Rice

1/4 cup boiling water

3/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons butter

1 package plain gelatin

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 can cherry pie filling


Pour water over rice and salt. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Cover and let stand until water is absorbed. Stir in milk, sugar and butter and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

Soften gelatin for five minutes in 3 tablespoons of milk; stir into rice until dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Cool and chill until it thickens. Whip cream and fold into rice mixture. Spoon pie filling over top and chill thoroughly.

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