1. In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add apple. Sauté for 2 minutes until apple pieces begin to soften. Add juice (or water if using), sugar, spice and salt if desired and bring to a boil; stir in oats.
2. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes or until most of juice is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Let stand until desired consistency is reached and to cool slightly before serving.
Directions: In 2 cup microwaveable bowl, combine all ingredients. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes or until most of juice is absorbed. Watch carefully to prevent over spillage. Let stand to cool and achieve desired consistency.