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Fruit Puree Fat Replacement

September 1997

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


Fruit Puree Fat Replacement Recipe

Makes: About 1 3/4 cups

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per 1/4-cup serving: 57 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 2 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 102 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit


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Recipe Categories

Meal/Course
Brunch
Dessert
Type of Dish
Other (non-main dish)
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
6
Publication
September 1997

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