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Spiced Apple Porridge recipe

A warming bowlful of delicious and healthy spiced apple porridge from our McCarthy Stone Retirement Living Plus chefs

Spiced apple porridge
Posted 04 November 2021
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Prep: 15 minutes (including cooking) Cook: 5 minutes


For the porride

  • Makes 4 portions
  • 125g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 50g frozen cranberries
  • 0.5 tsp mixed spice
  • Sugar to taste
  • 50g Porridge oats
  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla extract



  1. Place apples in a pan with 25ml water.
  2. Cook gently until soft but not completely mushy (be careful, Bramleys break down quite quickly).
  3. Turn up the heat a little and add the cranberries, mixed spice and sugar.
  4. To make the porridge tip the oats, sugar and the milk into a separate pan
  5. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 mins or so stirring all the time until soft and creamy.
  6. Top the porridge with the spiced apple mixture (hot or cold)
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