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Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream

This is an awesome dish for a chilly morning. I love the crispy, caramelized top and raspberry surprise at the bottom. —Yvonne Starlin, Portland, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 slices fresh gingerroot (about 3/4-inch diameter)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • In a small saucepan, combine the cream, ginger, cinnamon stick and orange zest; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; strain and discard solids. Stir in syrup and nutmeg.
  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; stir in the oats, apricots, cherries and salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in brown sugar and 1/4 cup ginger cream. Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes.
  • Grease four 10-oz. broiler-safe ramekins with butter; place on a baking sheet. Divide raspberries among ramekins. Spoon oatmeal over raspberries; sprinkle evenly with sugar. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes or until sugar is caramelized. Serve with remaining ginger cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving with 1 tablespoon cream: 490 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Orbs
    Jul 30, 2020

    Delicious! I made the cream with extra cinnamon and no ginger; and substituted blueberries for raspberries because I didn't have ginger or raspberries. Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing this recipe.

  • Cheri
    Dec 25, 2018

    We have this every Christmas morning, it's becoming my favorite breakfast!! So yummy!!

  • Kam
    Dec 26, 2017

    Amazing dish. Made it for Christmas brunch and it was a huge hit. Converted 2 non-oatmealers.

  • MissusJenn
    Dec 22, 2013

    I made this recipe for Christmas last year and plan to make it again this year. It was absolutely delicious and I don't even like oatmeal! I prepared the oatmeal the night before except for broiling. In the morning, I warmed the oatmeal and then proceeded to the broiling step.This is definitely a recipe worth keeping!

  • llafontaine80
    Aug 24, 2013

    I have made this recipe several times. It's a great way to liven up plain old oatmeal. So delicious!

  • Maidyn
    Jul 5, 2013

    I have made this recipe for the last 3 years on Christmas morning and my family looks forward to it every year. I make 80% of this recipe the day before, too, so Christmas morning assembly takes almost no time.

  • Marketing
    Jun 13, 2013

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  • jmfinley
    Jan 5, 2013

    Awesome. Very tasty! My guests all loved it, even the folks who don't like oatmeal. Make extra, it reheats well.

  • mniceberg
    Dec 26, 2012

    Just made it for breakfast this a.m. and it made a hit with all of us. I did take some liberty with the directions. I cut out ginger cream and added orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and part of the butter to the cooking oatmeal. I added 1/4 cup half and half to the cooked oatmeal before putting in the ramekins and kept some half and half out for self serve when eating. It was still delicious and much quicker by taking out the first step. I'd give it 5 stars with either method!

  • Maidyn
    Dec 25, 2012

    I have made this for the last 3 years every Christmas morning. Its really easy to prep the night before, it's a warm toasty treat to start the day but is easy in the morning and not too filling, but it will hold you over until Christmas dinner. My family looks forward to it every year!