Yields: 4 servings.
1 (15-ounce) can pear slices packed in 100 percent fruit juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup oats, uncooked
1/3 cup raisins
nonfat or low-fat milk (optional)
Drain pears, reserving all liquid. Chop pears; set aside. Combine pear liquid and water to measure 2 cups. Pour into 1½-quart microwave-safe bowl. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until boiling. Stir in oats and raisins. Microwave on high 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chopped pears. Spoon into bowl, and serve with nonfat or low-fat milk, if desired.