Ingredients :

· 2 cups quick-cooking oats
· 4 cups hot water
· 2/3 cup chopped dried apricots or raisins
· 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (dark or light)
· 1/4 tsp. salt
· 1 tbsp. butter
· 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
· 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
· 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
· dash ground cloves or allspice

Cooking Procedures :

1. Combine oats, water, dried fruits, sugar and salt in a 2 quart casserole.
2. Cover. Microwave at (Power Level 10) for 5 to 6 minutes or until oatmeal thickens, stirring twice.
3. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to blend. Cover and let STAND 3 minutes before serving.