Oatmeal goes from basic to outstanding when served with baked pears stuffed with dried fruit and a touch of maple syrup. It's a healthy breakfast that tastes like a treat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Cut pears in half, leaving stems intact on 4 of the halves. Remove cores. Arrange pears, cut sides up, in a 3-quart baking dish. Top pears with desired dried fruit. Drizzle pears with syrup product. Add the pear nectar or apple juice to the baking dish.

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  • Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender, spooning cooking liquid over pears occasionally. Serve warm pear halves and dried fruit with hot cereal; sprinkle with walnuts. Drizzle with any remaining cooking liquid. Makes 8 servings.


To make 3 cups cooked oatmeal or multigrain cereal, in a medium saucepan heat 3 cups water to boiling; stir in 1-2/3 cups regular rolled oats or 2-1/2 cups multigrain cereal. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes for oats or 1 to 2 minutes for multigrain cereal or until most of the liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally. Let oats stand, covered, for 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; 3 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 mg sodium. 30 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 3 g protein;