Oatmeal and Pear Pudding Brûlée

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Oatmeal and Pear Pudding Brûlée

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond or soy milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, coconut or a combination
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 to 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • Caramelized Pears (recipe follows)
  • CARAMELIZED PEARS
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, slices, in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Method

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease 4 (8-ounce) ramekins or custard cups and set aside.

Measure out 1 cup of reserved pear juice. (If there isn't enough juice, add water to measure 1 cup.) Pour the juice into medium saucepan with the milk, oats, raisins and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat, until the oats have cooked through and thickened. Remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together until frothy and stir them into the cooled oats. Gently fold in the diced Caramelized Pears and divide the mixture between the prepared baking dishes. Arrange the dishes on a baking sheet and place in the oven.

Bake the puddings 15 to 20 minutes or until the custard has set. Remove the pan from the oven. Evenly sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of the remaining brown sugar over each dish and place under the broiler or use a propane torch to melt and caramelize the sugar. Serve immediately.

CARAMELIZED PEARS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F on the convection setting, or 400 degrees F for a conventional oven.

Toss the well-drained pear slices in a large bowl with the oil, being careful to coat them evenly. Spread the slices in single layer on a baking sheet with sides, lined with parchment paper.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until the pear slices are caramelized, turning halfway through the baking time. Remove the pan from the oven, allow the pears to cool, and cut them into a large dice. Set aside until ready to use.

Servings

Makes 4 Servings

Nutrition

  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from fat: 70
  • Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Carbohydrate: 80g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 58g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 15%

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts almond or soy milk
  • 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 8 cups golden raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, coconut or a combination
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups lightly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 12 eggs
  • 6 cups Caramelized Pears, diced (recipe below)
  • CARAMELIZED PEARS
  • 16 cups Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, slices, in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

Method

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease 24 (8-ounce) ramekins or 2 half-size hotel pans. Set aside.

Pour the milk and 6 cups of the reserved pear juice into a saucepan. (If there isn't enough juice, add water to measure 6 cups.) Stir in the oats, raisins and 1-1/2 cups brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat, until the oats have cooked through and thickened. Remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Whisk the eggs together until frothy and stir them into the cooled oats. Gently fold in the diced Caramelized Pears and divide the mixture between the prepared ramekins, or the 2 half-size hotel pans.

Bake the puddings 15 to 20 minutes or until the custard has set. Remove the pan from the oven. Evenly sprinkle 1 to 2 teaspoons of the remaining brown sugar over each dish (or 1/4 to 1/2 cup on each of the hotel pans). Place under the broiler or use a propane torch to melt and caramelize the sugar. Serve immediately.

When baking in hotel pans, allow the brûléed pudding to sit 15 minutes before portioning and serving.

CARAMELIZED PEARS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F on the convection setting, or 400 degrees F for a conventional oven.

Toss the well-drained pear slices in a large bowl with the oil, being careful to coat them evenly. Spread the slices in single layer on sheet pans lined with parchment paper.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until the pear slices are caramelized, turning halfway through the baking time. Remove the pan from the oven, allow the pears to cool, and cut them into a large dice. Set aside until ready to use.

Servings

Makes 24 Servings

Nutrition

  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from fat: 70
  • Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Carbohydrate: 80g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 58g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 15%

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts almond or soy milk
  • 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 cups Pacific Northwest Canned Pear juice
  • 1 quart golden raisins or dried cranberries*
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 12 eggs
  • 6 cups (1 lb. 5 oz.) Caramelized Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, diced
  • 1/2-1 cup brown sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 325F. In large saucepan combine milk, oats, pear juice, raisins or cranberries and 1-1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir over medium heat, cooking until oats have thickened. Remove from heat and cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Stir into cooled oat mixture. Fold in pears. Pour mixture into 24 lightly greased 8 oz. custard cups. Bake puddings 15-20 minutes, or until custard has set. Alternatively, pudding may be baked in a lightly greased hotel pan for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread 1-2 tsp. brown sugar over each custard cup. Broil or torch until sugar has melted. Serve warm.

CARAMELIZED PACIFIC NORTHWEST CANNED PEARS

1 gallon Pacific Northwest Canned Pear slices, in juice, drained

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat convection oven to 375F. Place well drained pear slices in a bowl and toss with oil to coat. Spread in single layer on parchment-lined sheet pans; bake 35-40 minutes or until pear slices are caramelized, turning once during roasting period. Remove from heat and cool.

Servings

Makes 24 Servings

Nutrition

  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from fat: 70
  • Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Carbohydrate: 80g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 58g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 15%