fat free skim milk
dried apricot halves
6 halves, chopped into raisin-size pieces
¼ cup(s), or raisins, chopped
uncooked old fashioned oats
freshly grated nutmeg
packed brown sugar
- 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.