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Apple Surprise

Apple Surprise

Serves: 6

Category: Desserts
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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1 cup raisins
1/4 cup water
8 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon cinnamon


Place raisins in bottom of pot and cover with 1/4 cup water.
Place diced apples on top. Cover and steam over very low heat for 7 minutes, or until apples are tender.
Transfer apple/raisin mixture to a bowl and mix well with remaining ingredients.

Note: This recipe keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.

Calories 267; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrates 50 g; Total Fat 8.7 g; Saturated Fat 0.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 5 mg; Fiber 6.3 g; Beta-Carotene 39 ug; Vitamin C 9 mg; Calcium 58 mg; Iron 1.3 mg; Folate 15 ug; Magnesium 51 mg; Zinc 0.7 mg; Selenium 1.8 ug

Comments (11):



09/11/2006 10:14 AM

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Awesome! Very yummy and easy to make.


10/28/2007 09:46 PM

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I brought this to a group of non-ETL people on "pie night". I called it apple pie without crust. I really liked it and would make it again.


10/04/2008 08:01 PM

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As others have said, it's a very simple recipe and tastes like apple pie without the crust. I added a bit more cinnamon.


01/06/2012 08:47 PM

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We really liked this recipe, however would recommend steaming for a little longer than 7 minutes if you prefer a softer apple. Seven minutes on low using a combination of Granny Smith, Jona Gold and Gala apples resulted in rather firm apples. Great taste and very easy to make.


11/21/2012 11:53 PM

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I made a variation of this by adding in a large butternut squash, cubed and steamed, along with the apples and doubling all of the other ingredients, as well as a bit of nutmeg. It was absolutely fabulous!


05/03/2013 09:24 PM

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Pretty good...
I used a bit too much water to steam the apples longer, but then added some oatmeal. It took me more than 12 minutes. I guess I'm a bit slow at peeling, coring and chopping apples.


10/17/2013 03:06 PM

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This recipe needs to have the calorie count and other nutritional well as all the recipes, please.


10/18/2013 03:07 PM

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The recipe doesn't specify size or kind of apple. I used 4.5 lbs of Fuji apples (before coring & peeling); my eight apples were pretty good size. I increased walnuts to 3/4 cup and water to 2/3 cup (the quantity of apples seemed a lot to steam with only 1/4 cup. I increased steaming time from 7 minutes to 30 minutes. I used an enamel cast iron pot and it took that long for the quantity of apples to get steamed. Prep time is greater than 12 minutes! This was not too much water for the quantity of apples I used. The water was absorbed by the time I mixed in other ingredients. It was delicious warm but it was even better after sitting several hours.


12/25/2013 10:33 PM

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So simple and so good. Will make again


11/26/2014 06:52 PM

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Very simple to make. And very tasty, too!


10/27/2016 11:01 AM

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I don't understand, am I making this in one pot or in a two level steamer? Raisins go in with the steam water and the apples go in the steamer basket? Or it all goes in the pot and cooks, not steams for however long it takes to get soft apples? Either way the water gets included or is drained?

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10/28/2016 10:59 AM

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All ingredients are together in one pot. It should not be necessary to drain the water.