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Oatmeal Brûlée

Total Time
17 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
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.
Ingredients

fat free skim milk

4 cup(s)

dried apricot halves

6 halves, chopped into raisin-size pieces

dried currants

¼ cup(s), or raisins, chopped

dried cranberries

¼ cup(s)

uncooked old fashioned oats

3 cup(s)

ground ginger

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

freshly grated nutmeg

¼ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

packed brown sugar

1½ Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler. Meanwhile, bring the milk to a low simmer in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Notes
For the best taste, choose dried cranberries that contain no additives or preservatives.

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