This apple-pear puree works well if you're looking to replace some of the fat in your baked goods. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 1997

Patsy Jamieson


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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; 0.7 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 2 mg sodium. 107 mg potassium; 13.9 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 0.3 g protein; 36 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 11 mg calcium; 6 mg magnesium;