Cookbook Review: Not Your Mother's Casseroles
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Serves: 6
From Not Your Mother's Casseroles, by Faith Durand
  • 2 c. prunes, quartered
  • 3 c. boiling water
  • 2 c. rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick cook)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 c. ricotta cheese
  • 1 c. milk
  • ⅓ c. sugar
  • 2 T rum or brandy (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease a 6X10 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the prunes in a bowl. In another large bowl, pour the remaining 2 cups boiling water over the oats.
  3. In a (third) large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add in ricotta, milk, sugar, brandy, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Beat until smooth and combined.
  4. Drain the oatmeal and the prunes, and stir both into the ricotta mixture. Pour into the baking dish. (At this point the dish can be covered and refrigerated for up to one day). Dust the top with ground cinnamon, place in the oven, and bake, uncovered for 50-55 minutes, or until there is no more wobble. Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at