This apple-pear puree works well if you're looking to replace some of the fat in your baked goods.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 1997


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut apples and pears into eighths (do not core); place in a heavy medium saucepan. Add water, lemon juice and lecithin and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring and mashing fruit occasionally, until mushy, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • Press through a fine sieve (or food mill fitted with a fine grate) into a bowl. (It will have an applesauce-like texture.) Let cool completely.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; dietary fiber 2.6g 10% DV; sugars 9.4g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 35.8IU 1% DV; vitamin c 5mg 8% DV; folate 5.3mcg 1% DV; calcium 10.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 6.1mg 2% DV; potassium 107mg 3% DV; sodium 1.7mg; thiaminmg 1% DV.