Cook Acini Di Pepe: Bring 6 cups water to a rapid boil in 3 quart saucepan. Add 2 teaspoons salt. Slowly add 1 cup Acini Di Pepe. Return to rapid boil, stirring to separate. Boil only 2 minutes. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 6 to 8 minutes. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water to chill.
In small saucepan, mix sugar, flour and salt; stir in pineapple juice and egg. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until thickened (or cook in microwave). Add lemon juice, set aside and cool.
Combine cooked, cooled mixture with cooled Acini Di Pepe. Cover, place in refrigerator until chilled. Add the following:
Stir lightly. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
By Harlean from Arkansas from Hot Springs, Arkansas
What is acini de pepe? Is it in a package or that you can only buy in certain States. What are the ingredients? and maybe I can duplicate it here in Canada. Thank you (12/29/2004)
Visit these sites to find acini de pepe (small ball pasta-similar to orzo, but smaller)
"What is Acini De Pepe?"
Editor's Note: It is a tiny little pasta. Here's a picture:
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