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; total fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 2mg; potassium 107mg 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 4% DV; fiber 2.6g 10% DV; sugar 9g; protein 0.3g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 36IU; vitamin c 5mg; folate 5mcg; calcium 11mg; ironmg; magnesium 6mg; thiaminmg.