Creamy porridge with spiced apple & cranberry

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 6

Stewed fruit in spiced compote sauce makes a great topping for a warming oat-pot on a chilly morning

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze fruit only
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal359
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.2g


  • 3 eating apples, peeled, quartered, cored and diced



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 200g cranberry (fresh or frozen)


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 5 tbsp caster or granulated sugar
  • 200g porridge oat
  • 1l whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put the apples in a pan with 100ml water and cook gently until almost softened. Turn up the heat. Add the cranberries, mixed spice and 3 tbsp of the caster or granulated sugar and bubble until saucy. You can make this a day before serving.

  2. Tip the oats, milk, vanilla and remaining sugar into a big saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly, and simmer for 4-5 mins until creamy. Divide between 6 bowls and top with the warm or cold fruit mixture.

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21st Jan, 2013
Just made the compote and had some if it with ice cream for dessert, looking forward to putting the rest on my morning porridge. I used dried cranberries which may be why mine didn't turn out as red and juicy as in the picture - will double the water next time. Will definitely make again, very tasty.
17th Jan, 2013
Thanks Peter for helping out
10th Jan, 2013
See either of these URLs for "Mixed Spice"
10th Jan, 2013
Can you please explain which spices "mixed spice" covers?
10th Jan, 2013
It's likely to be a litre!
10th Jan, 2013
It doesn't say how much milk!
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