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Applesauce II

Applesauce II

Low Carb, Fat Free

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Yield: 20 servings

It’s hard to go back to store-bought applesauce after tasting this delicious, refreshing dessert. The trick to this great dish is tea bags. Be daring and try a variety of different flavors.

  • 10 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced into eighths
  • juice of half a lemon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 flavored tea bags of your choice
  • water
  • sugar substitute, optional

(For fruit compote: use fruit of choice)

Place apples in a 5-quart pot. Add lemon juice, salt, vanilla, tea bags and water, covering not more than half the apples so that the end result will not be too watery. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until apples are soft. Hand-blend and mash to desired consistency. For additional sweetness, you can add sugar substitute.

Variations:
For a crunchy fruit compote:
Bring ingredients to a boil and cook on high heat for 7 minutes. Turn off heat and cover. Let stand overnight. In the morning, put into a jar and refrigerate. This can be frozen in an airtight container.

For a strawberry-rhubarb apple compote:
Add 11/2 cups of sliced strawberries and 1 cup of sliced rhubarb to the apples. Rhubarb is quite tart, so add sugar substitute according to taste. Blend well and refrigerate.

For cinnamon applesauce:
Add 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon to blended apples. For a beautiful crimson color, as well as additional flavor and fiber, add 1-11/2 cups frozen blueberries.

Nutrition Facts: Serving size (cup) 1/2 (oz) 2⅔ (g) 80 Calories 34 Protein (g) 0.1 Carbs (g) 8 Fat (g) 0.2 Sat. Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Sodium (mg) 0 Calcium (mg) 5 Fiber (g) 0 Exchanges: Fruit ¾

The following recipe series are excerpts from EnLITEned Kosher Cooking EnLITEned Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen with permission from Feldheim Publishers. The healthy Passover tips were provided by Nechama Cohen courtesy of the Jewish Diabetes Association Jewish Diabetes Association. In addition to its beautiful Passover section there are an additional 140 plus recipes throughout the book usable for Passover as well.
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