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Oatmeal with Peach Sauce Recipe

In Milford, Indiana, Kathy Rairigh warms up many a crisp fall morning by spooning a sweet chunky fruit sauce over oatmeal. "Replace half of the peaches with applesauce," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced peeled fresh or frozen peach slices
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons plus 3-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground ginger
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Milk and slivered almonds, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine peaches, syrup, 3 tablespoons water, orange juice concentrate, cinnamon and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, bring the remaining water to a boil. Stir in the oats, raisins, brown sugar and salt. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Serve oatmeal with peach sauce, and milk and almonds if desired. Yield: 4 servings.