Crème brûlée reinvented: Oatmeal, apples and brown sugar broiled to sweet perfection.
Servings: Serves 4
Ingredients 3 1/4 cups apple juice or cider1 red apple (McIntosh or Red Delicious), cored and cut into large chunks2 cups oatmeal1 1/4 cups brown sugar
In a medium saucepan, bring apple juice and apple chunks to a boil. Add oatmeal and cook 3 minutes, until thick. Divide oatmeal among 4 ovenproof bowls. Divide brown sugar among bowls, sprinkling it over entire surface of oatmeal.
Heat broiler to high and set oven rack 5 to 6 inches from heat source. Place bowls on a baking sheet and place in broiler; broil until oatmeal turns dark brown and begins to bubble, 1 to 3 minutes.