Porridge with Caramelised Pears, Almonds and Sultanas

30 Apr

The rainy weather made me feel like a comforting bowl of warm porridge while I was in my soft, white dressing gown on this Saturday morning. I needed some inspiration and a full stomach so I can finish writing an article. This recipe is a glorious way to start the weekend.


1 litre of water

1 cup of oats

1/4 of a teaspoon of salt

Bring 1 litre of water to the boil in a saucepan and stir in the oats and salt using a whisk. Turn the heat down to a simmer, cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally and reduce the heat if the porridge starts to stick to the bottom of the saucepan.

Caramelised pear, almonds and sultanas

1 pear sliced lengthways, core removed

Handful of whole, raw, unsalted almonds

Dessert spoon of sultanas

Tablespoon of brown sugar

Knob of butter


Melt the butter in a pan and fry the pears until they become golden brown. Turn the pears over and add the almonds and sultanas. Sprinkle over the brown sugar, allow it to dissolve into the butter and become dark brown, then add a splash of water to make a caramel sauce. Let the sauce simmer until the water has evaporated and remove the pan from the heat.

To serve


Pouring cream

Serve the porridge in a bowl and top with the pear, almond and sultana mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon, brown sugar and drizzle with cream to suit your personal taste. DIVINE!!!


2 Responses to “Porridge with Caramelised Pears, Almonds and Sultanas”

  1. Di May 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Just rushing out to buy pears for Porridge with Caramelised Pears, Almonds and Sultanas. Don’t expect my version to taste as yummy as yours. How did you know I eat porridge for breaky! LOL! xo

    • Gourmetician May 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

      I’m sure it will be delicious Di! Enjoy xox

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