Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baked Pear Oatmeal

Baked Pear Oatmeal

Serves:  6

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!

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