This is a great holiday dessert, any holiday!
Or a great summer dessert!
Butter an 8"X 8" baking dish
2 C water
2 C brown sugar
1- 3" cinnamon stick
juice of 1/2 lime
3 C diced pineapple, drained
3 C cooked white rice
1/3 C toasted slivered almonds
1/3 C golden raisins
5 egg whites + 4 yolks
Bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil, then simmer and cook for 10 minutes
Return to boil, then simmer another 10 minutes
Strain the mixture
Remove the cinnamon stick and return the liquid to the pan, add 3 TBS of lime juice and simmer until it reduces to 1 1/4 C. , transfer to a bowl and set aside
This is the syrup for a topping
Place pineapple in a bowl and add:
In a mixer:
beat the egg whites until stiff, add yolks and continue beating until well combined
Fold egg mixture into the pineapple , just until fluffy
Pour into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with pine nuts
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes
Let it cool
Serve drizzled with the reserved syrup.
Peace in the Kitchen!