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Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream Recipe

Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream Recipe

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. YIELD: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 peel
  • 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


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, ginger, cinnamon stick and orange peel; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; strain and discard solids. Stir in syrup and nutmeg.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving with 1 tablespoon cream equals 490 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Oatmeal Brulee with Ginger Cream

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Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

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

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"Made this for breakfast on Sunday, it was wonderful. I work at a Bed and Breakfast and am planning on using this recipe for our guests. Thank you for sharing."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"This was good, but a lot of work for oatmeal. It would make a great Christmas morning breakfast or special morning treat. I, actually, had it for supper. The ginger cream is great, I used half and half though because that's all I had and to try to cut the fat content too. It turned out good, probably not as thick as the whipping cream would have been, but that's ok."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"This was a hit with the whole family! Doesn't take long to make and also works just as well in a casserole dish."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Delicious recipe! The fruit added so much flavor! Will absolutely make this again."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"Great recipe! Although I do not care for apricots, used dried apples and mixed berries along with the cherries. Think any dried fruit would be great in this dish. Was good the next day reheated as well. Very filing."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

"This is a great recipe! My family isn't very fond of raspberries so we used blueberries one time and peaches another and both were very good! We will make this recipe over and over!"

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