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MplsGal Sep 16, 2011 05:37 PM

Hi all, this is my first time on Chow.

I have some homegrown apples that I'm going to make into applesauce. I also have some packaged Jiffy cornbread mix that I want to add the applesauce to. I'm thinking it would make a sweet, tasty, fall-like bread.
My question is: If I add the applesauce to the cornbread mix (approximately 1 cup...?), in addition to the required ingredients, is there anything else I need to add to balance it out and have it bake correctly?

Any tips would be much appreciated! :)

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    acgold7 RE: MplsGal Sep 16, 2011 05:54 PM

    I'd probably cut back on the liquid by 1/4 cup or so. Or just add some small apple dice rather than applesauce.

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      hill food RE: acgold7 Sep 16, 2011 06:03 PM

      echo - small apple dice (and onion!) as one might add fresh corn to cornbread.

      good idea though. I may need to try this or work it into a cornmeal waffle recipe... hmmm.

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      acgold7 RE: MplsGal Sep 16, 2011 06:08 PM

      When I used to make Quarts and Quarts of Apple butter every fall from our apple harvest, I would often make Apple-Corn Griddle cakes using Cornbread mix and Apple Butter.

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        MplsGal RE: acgold7 Sep 16, 2011 08:02 PM

        Yum--apple butter.
        I'm working on my apple cornbread now... I finely diced, briefly pan-cooked, and mashed two apples, then added ~1-2 tbsp butter (thanks for the inspiration!) and ~1 tbsp honey.
        The Jiffy mix calls for 1/3 cup milk and one egg. Instead, I added my mixture, plus 1 egg and 1 tbsp milk. It's in the oven now--hope it turns out!

        Thanks for the tips/ideas!

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          calliope_nh RE: MplsGal Sep 16, 2011 08:59 PM

          Eagerly awaiting results.

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            MplsGal RE: calliope_nh Sep 16, 2011 09:29 PM

            The taste is FABULOUS!
            But at the same time it's moist AND a little crumbly (not sure how that works...). I think maybe I mixed it a little too much while trying to blend in the egg? Next time I might add a little more milk or pre-mix the egg before adding it. Definitely recommended, though! I might have to try 3 apples next time, maybe even a little more butter--the apples blend right in. That might even solve the crumble problem.

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              hill food RE: MplsGal Sep 16, 2011 11:14 PM

              sounds like a great stuffing for the next bird you roast (yeah I still stuff but am careful and do a side pan of dressing for the cautious)

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                tonifi RE: MplsGal Sep 17, 2011 06:39 PM

                Oh, this sounds fantastic! Remember when every baked good known to man recommended using applesauce instead of any kind of (bad,bad,very naughty) fat? Better idea...apple sauce AND all the fat! I'm going to try this tomorrow with a pork loin! And fried apples and onions on the side.

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