Wake-up Warm Up

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pear slices packed in 100 percent fruit juice
  • water
  • 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. Makes 4 servings.

— Grace B. McLamb

Additional recipes from Look What’s Cookin’ that appeared originally with this one:
Hot Chicken Salad
Mama Gene’s Lasagna
Green Beans with Cheese Casserole
Old Fashion Rice Pudding

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