Applesauce Cake

applesauce cake

photo by Elin B

1 large egg, well beaten
3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 c. wheat flour (sifted)
3/4 c. margarine
1/2 c. Fruit Sweet (or equivalent sweetener)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. chopped walnuts – Optional
1/2 c. raisins – Optional
1 cup diced apples – Optional

In small bowl, stir together eggs, margarine, and applesauce
Sift together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
If using nuts and/or raisins, add to flour and blend.
Mix the flour mix to the applesauce mix and add in the fruit sweet.
Pour batter into sprayed 8 inch square pan
If using diced apples, sprinkle over top of batter.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350 (or until done)
Let cool and serve.

Can be topped with applesauce, whipping cream, whatever you like.

Also a healthy breakfast accompaniment.

Applesauce-Stuffed Tenderloin

apple stuffed porn tenderloin

Ingredients:

2 pork tenderloins, 1 pound each
1/4 cup apple juice, OR vermouth
2/3 cup chunky applesauce
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon fennel seed, finely crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions

Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Using a sharp knife, form a “pocket” in each tenderloin by cutting a lengthwise slit down center of each almost to, but not through, bottom of each tenderloin. Place tenderloins in shallow roasting pan.

In small bowl stir together apple juice, applesauce, peanuts, fennel, salt and pepper.

Spoon mixture into pocket in each tenderloin. Secure stuffed pockets with toothpicks.

Roast for 20 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F and let stand 5 minutes before slicing to serve.