Morning Maple Polenta

Morning Maple Polenta

3 1/2 cups water
1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk
1 cup yellow corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup maple syrup, divided
2 tablespoons butter or margarine (butter is best)
1/4 cup raisins (optional)

COMBINE water, evaporated milk, corn meal and salt in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture reaches a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thick and smooth. Remove from heat.

STIR in 1/4 cup syrup and butter. Spoon into serving bowls; top with remaining syrup. Sprinkle with raisins. Serve immediately.