Acini di Pepe

Acini Di Pepe Recipe

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This recipe was prepared by Peggy Mintus for the Tea Party celebration of the Curious Cuisiners November 2015 meeting.
Peggy notes "This is not tapioca!"

Recipe is from a good Italian friend.

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1 can(s)
(16oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 lb
acini noodles=1-1/4 cups
1/2 c
salad oil
1 can(s)
(16oz) chunk pineapple (save juice)
1 can(s)
(16oz) crushed pineapple (save juice)
1 c
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 oz
(13) container of cool whip

How to Make Acini di Pepe


  • 1Cook the pasta until firm, not mushy. Drain, place in a bowl. Add oil.
  • 2Put 1-3/4 cup pineapple juice in a saucepan. Add the sugar, flour, salt and beaten eggs. Cook until thickened.
  • 3Add the lemon juice and cook a bit more. Add this mixture to the pasta, stir in the mandarin oranges, pineapple and cool whip.
  • 4Cover and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Enjoy!

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About Acini di Pepe

Course/Dish: Fruit Appetizers, Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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