Just the thought of this fruit-filled rice pudding conjures up wonderful memories for me when I had a wonderfully producing apple tree. My house used to always smell of apples and cinnamon permeating through the rooms because I made my crockpot apples and rice dessert or apple pies quite often until my tree became diseased and needed chopped down. When I was invited to the Stevia Holiday Keto Blogger Recipe Challenge, I thought this delicious winter dessert was ideal to submit as well as an easy one in the crock-pot.
Stevia KetoseSweet + Powder is another allulose sweetener, all natural sugar that originated from fruits like raisins, figs, dates to make it safe for those watching their sugar intake since it is a low-glycemic sweetener. In my opinion, this product is a sweeter form of allulose that has monk fruit and a stevia blend. It also has another amazing quality with only one calorie per serving from how this sweetener is processed in the body. Still I never cooked with this KetoseSweet + Powder and had no idea how it would work in my recipe. Thankfully, it didn’t leave me in the lurch and added just the right amount of sweetness without the ill effects of table sugar.
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When making my recipe, I start by cooking two cups of rice first before I start layering apples, Stevia KetoseSweet + Powder, cinnamon, and butter in a throughly buttered crock-pot. Afterwards, I alternate with another layer of cooked rice and then rotate with a fresh apple-sugar layer. I keep this process up until I finish the rice that I cooked, ending with rice as the final layer.
I use a sweeter apple, such as the gala or delicious variety. If you prefer a tarter apple such as a Granny Smith, you will need to add more KetoseSweet+ Powder by least one-fourth cup extra.
Apple prices are at their best this time of year. Why not give my apples and rice recipe a try? Honestly, I think that you are going to love it. Another version that I make in the oven is this apple rice pudding recipe, which is awesome.
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This switch from regular sugar to allulose that comes from fruits such as figs, dates, raisins, etc. is a wiser choice for those needing to control their sugar and calorie intake since it is low-glycemic and just one calorie per teaspoon. You can learn more about KetoseSweet+ and other products by Steviva by checking out Steviva’s website and following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest! #stevia, #sweetandeasy
Crockpot Apples and Rice Dessert
My crockpot apples and rice dessert makes a perfect winter fruit pudding.
- 7 peeled chopped gala apples or your favorite variety
- 1-3/4 cups Stevia KetoseSweet + Powder
- 3 tablespoons of butter + 1 tablespoon to grease the crock-pot
- 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 2 cups raw rice cooked
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Boil the rice in four cups of water until cooked.
Thoroughly grease the crock-pot with your one tablespoon of butter to prevent sticking.
To begin, put a layer of rice in your crock-pot followed by a layer of chopped, peeled apples, some of the Stevia KetoseSweet+ Powder, some of the cinnamon, butter and vanilla, before adding another rice layer. Keep repeating this process until all the ingredients are incorporated finishing with a rice top layer.
I cook this in the crock-pot on low for about five hours. Give it a stir in about three hours and taste it to see how tender the apples are becoming. You might want to add about a half-cup of water if it looks dry because some apples tend to be drier than others.
Crock-Pot Apples and Rice Dessert also heats up well in the microwave, if you have any.