Baked Pear Oatmeal
1 29-oz Pear Halves, 1 Cup Juice reserved
2 Cups Milk
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar, divided
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 Cup Raisins, optional (I omit)
Cream for serving
Preheat oven to 350*. Drain and dice Pears, reserving 1 cup juice and one Pear Half for garnish. In a large saucepan, stir together the reserved Pear Juice, Milk, 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar, Butter, Salt and Cinnamon. Heat until simmering. Stir diced Pears into milk/juice mixture. Add Oats and Raisins (optional). Heat until bubbly. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan and bake for 20 minutes. Stir. Slice remaining Pear Half and place on top for garnish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer. Serve immediately in bowls, passing cream alongside.
Many, many thanks to my dear friend Rachel for sharing this yummy Breakfast dish!