baked oatmeal with apples...

I made this lovely recipe yesterday for afternoon tea. Normally I would make it for breakfast but decided to switch it up a bit. Wonderful choice, I must say. The crunchy brown sugar topping, tart apples and creamy oatmeal hit the spot. The recipe is quite simple and can be doubled or tripled easily to feed a crowd.
Bon Appetite!
Baked Oatmeal w/Apples
adapted from

2-1/4 cups Old Fashioned Oats, uncooked
1/3 cup granulated sugar
(can be a little on the sweet side so you may wish to decrease to 1/4 cup)
3-1/3 cups milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 granny smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Heat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray 8-inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray.

In large bowl, combine oats and granulated sugar. In medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, Cinnamon, apples and vanilla; mix well. Add to oat mixture; mix well. Pour into baking dish.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center jiggles slightly. Remove from oven to cooling rack.

Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over top of oatmeal. Using back of spoon, gently spread sugar into a thin layer across entire surface of oatmeal. Return to oven; bake just until sugar melts, about 2 to 3 minutes. Set oven to broil. Broil 3 inches from heat until sugar bubbles and browns slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. (Watch carefully to prevent burning. It may be necessary to turn baking dish.) Spoon into bowls to serve.