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- 2 firm brown pears
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1L milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup raspberries
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line a deep baking tray with baking paper.
Wash and pat dry pears. Using a mandolin, slice pears thinly from the bottom upwards so cutting across the core.
Place pear slices on the prepared baking tray and drizzle with maple syrup. Cover tray with lid or tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove from oven, add walnuts and then return to oven uncovered. Bake for a further 5 minutes until walnuts are toasted. Remove from oven and set aside.
Place all remaining ingredients, except for raspberries, into a saucepan. Over a medium heat, stirring constantly, slowly bring to a simmer until thick and creamy.
Ladle porridge into bowls. Spoon maple walnut pears on top and sprinkle with raspberries.