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Diabetic-friendly, low-fat dried apple
and apricot bars.
- 3/4 cup chopped dried apples
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal®
1 cup water
5 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 6 packets Equal®
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Heat apples, apricots, 3 1/2 teaspoons
Equal® for Recipes, and water to boiling in small saucepan;
reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until fruit is tender and
water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Process mixture in food
processor or blender until smooth; cool.
- Beat margarine and 1 3/4 teaspoons Equal®
for Recipes in medium bowl until fluffy; beat in egg, egg whites,
and vanilla. Mix in combined flour, baking soda, and salt. Divide
dough into 4 equal parts; roll each into a log about 5-inches
long. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 2 hours.
- Roll 1 piece dough on floured surface
into rectangle 12 x 4-inches. Spread 1/4 of the fruit filling
in a 1 1/2-inch strip in the center of dough. Fold sides of dough
over filling, pressing edges to seal. Cut filled dough in half
and place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough
and fruit filling.
- Brush top of dough lightly with milk;
bake in preheated 400°F (200°C) oven until lightly browned,
10 to 12 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks; cut
into 1 1/2-inch bars. Store in airtight container.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
Nutrition Information Per Serving Per Bar:
Calories: 70, Protein: 1 g, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol:
7 mg, Sodium: 72 mg.
Food Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Bread, 1/2
Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation
® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.
for more information on the artificial sweetner Aspartame.