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Dec 7, 2008 10:20 AM

Glut of apples, but no-sugar, no-flour diet. Ideas?

Hey 'hounds

I have a bushel of apples, mostly grannies, a few empires. I overbought for pies!

I'd make applesauce, but am dieting and only having sugar and flour once a week.

Any ideas for apple recipes that don't add sugar or flour?

Any freezing suggestions?

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  1. Slice them really thin, sprinkle on some cinnamon and nutmeg, microwave for a minute or so... its easy and similar enough to pie filling.

    Also, julienne and add to salads

    1. If they're flavorful, make the sauce without sugar. Here's a link to a discussion about apples and potatoes going together. I was searching for himmel und erd, but found a lot of good ideas from these messages. Especially the potatoes, sauteed apples, onions and bacon!

      Sliced raw apples with peanut butter or cheddar for a snack or dessert. Waldorf salad, dressing lightened with plain yoghurt.

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      1. re: nemo

        Mmm, got to try that! Bacon makes anything better, and so do potatoes in my book!

      2. I make my applesauce without sugar. I freeze it in containers that I think will last about a week when I thaw them. I use the applesauce in my morning oatmeal in p0lace of any other sweetener.

        You can also try putting them in a greased dish, with cinnamon & nutmeg, top with an unsweetened oat cearal. Top with some pats of butter (you could probably spray with butter-flavored spray), then bake. You can also add raisins or dried cranberries.

        When I make sauerkraut (with or without roast pork or brats), I slice apples and add them.

        1. If you're dieting, apples are great for adding flavor to dinner dishes - pork with apples and raisins, or baked chicken with apples are both delicious.

          1. Not sure if you are allowed to have Splenda (or another artificial sweetener) on your diet ... but I love to slice them up, toss them with a dash of splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt and then roast them with a little bit of butter. Super easy, fast and it's like a diet apple pie!\

            Another option -- I haven't tried it myself, but I've seen lots of people slicing apples very thin (probably with a mandoline if possible) and crisping them up in the oven to make apple chips. Probably would be great with a little sprinkle of cinnamon or salt. :-)

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