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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Barley and Prune Pudding

Low-Cal But Still Lovely
Greetings Weight Watchers and those folks just trying to eat healthier. The holidays are upon us and that means nothing but trouble! So here is a great pudding using barley (which is much more nutritious than white rice pudding) with prunes which are a gift from mother nature. It all comes together to form a delicious treat. In the new points system it's a 4 point dessert, but hey aren’t you worth it?

1 quart skim milk
1/4 cup raw barley
2 eggs
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
3 chopped pitted prunes
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Put milk in a large sauce pan, add barley, cover, and cook slowly for about 30 minutes until barley is tender. Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs add honey and vanilla and chopped prunes. Slowly stir egg mixture into barley mixture and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture into individual ramekins and top with cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes, or until custard sets. Cool and refrigerate.