Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 45 min
4 cups milk
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 sweet apple (Gala..), peeled, cored, and diced
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
3 tbsp golden rum
1/4 tsp ground allspice
In saucepan, mix milk, rice, 2/3 cup sugar, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 min. Add apple; cook covered for 20 min, until tender.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat remaining 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tbsp water over high heat. Boil until light amber in color, about 5-7 min.
Line baking sheet with foil, grease foil. Spread pecans on sheet. Pour sugar mixture over pecans. let cool; break or chop into small peices.
In bowl, whisk maple syrup and eggs. Stir in rum, allspice and nutmeg into rice mixture. Whisk small amount of rice mixture into maple syrup mixture. Stir maple syrup mixture back into rice mixture; cook until thickened (160° ) about 3 min. Divide into 8 small cups, and top with pecans.