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Not all dried cranberries are alike. Some are soaked in a sugar solution before being dried; others are coated with a fine mist of corn syrup.
fat free skim milk4 cup(s)
dried apricot halves6 halves, chopped into raisin-size pieces
dried currants¼ cup(s), or raisins, chopped
dried cranberries¼ cup(s)
uncooked old fashioned oats3 cup(s)
ground ginger½ tsp
ground cinnamon½ tsp
freshly grated nutmeg¼ tsp
table salt¼ tsp
packed brown sugar1 ½ Tbsp
- Preheat the broiler. Meanwhile, bring the milk to a low simmer in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat.
- Stir the apricots, currants, and cranberries into the hot milk, then stir in the oats. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cook, stirring, until creamy, adjusting the heat so the oatmeal does not stick but the liquid comes to a low simmer, about 3 minutes longer.
- Spread the cooked cereal into an 8-inch square baking dish or 6 (6-ounce) ramekins. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top, then broil 5 inches from the heat until the sugar caramelizes, about 30 seconds. Let stand at room temperature about 2 minutes before serving. Yields 1/2 cup per serving.