Fruit Puree Fat Replacement

Fruit Puree Fat Replacement

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September 1997

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

Ingredients 7 servings

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  • 2 medium apples, well washed
  • 2 ripe but firm medium pears, well washed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lecithin granules

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Per serving: 60 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 36 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 107 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit

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