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Lemon Blueberry Bliss

Submitted by:  Gladys Denning
From:  Old Hickory, TN


1 cup sugar           1/2 cup butter, softened            2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
3 cups cooked medium grain rice          2/3 cup fresh lemon juice             2/3 cup whipping cream
1 Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest          1 cup fresh blueberries

Combine sugar, eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice and lemon zest in a 2 quart saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat until thick and creamy (8 to 10 minutes), stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; stir in butter and rice.  Cool. Fold in 1 cup whipping cream.  Alternate layers of blueberries and rice pudding in parfait glasses.  Garnish with whipped cream and blueberries.


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