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Irish Oatmeal Brulee

“With its mild maple flavor and crispy broiled topping, this oatmeal is comforting yet special. I often use dried cherries instead of the raisins and add star anise to spice it up a bit.” —Rose Ann Wilson, Germantown, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + simmering Broil: 5 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 orange peel strip (1 to 3 inches)
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • Buttermilk, optional
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, bring milk to a boil over medium heat. Add the oats, cinnamon, orange peel and salt. Reduce heat; simmer until thick and creamy, about for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat; discard cinnamon and orange peel. Stir in the cranberries, raisins, syrup and a small amount of buttermilk if desired. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to 8 ungreased 6-oz. ramekins. Place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Broil 8 in. from the heat until sugar is caramelized, 4-7 minutes. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note
Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 437 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.
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