Fruity oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Water
2 cups Milk
2 cups Regular; (not instant) rolled oats
½ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Raisins or chopped pitted prunes
2 \N Apples or firm pears; shredded
\N \N Ground cinnamon
\N \N Milk or cream; warmed, for serving
\N \N Brown sugar; for serving

In a heavy saucepan, combine water, milk, oats and salt; place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to achieve a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the prunes, apples and cinnamon to taste; continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes more. Spoon into bowls. Pass milk and sugar at the table. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 12-14-1998 This recipe is among more than 100 in "James McNair's Breakfast" (Chronicle Books, $14.95), a newly revised edition of the 1985 original Formatted for MasterCook by Susan Wolfe - swolfe1@...

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