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Cardamom Scented Porridge with Poached Prunes Recipe

Cardamom Scented Porridge with Poached Prunes Recipe
  • Category

    Breakfast and Brunch

  • Cusine



12 prunes

1 cup port

3 cups water, divided

2 cinnamon sticks

1 1/2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon

2 tablespoons sugar

4 cardamom pods

2 cups milk

2 cups old fashioned oats

Pinch of kosher salt


Combine prunes, port, 1 cup water, cinnamon sticks, lemon juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until prunes are plumped and mixture is reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 20 minutes. Crack cardamom pods with the bottom of a frying pan or a mortar and pestle. In a large pot bring cardamom pods, remaining 2 cups water, and milk to a simmer over medium heat. When it simmers, add oats and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until oats are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove cardamom pods, then divide oats between 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 3 prunes and allow each guest to pour over the prune poaching liquid at the table.