What do butter and applesauce have in common? Nothing, you say? Think again! You can substitute fruit purees such as applesauce and prune puree for some of the fat (read: butter) in your recipes, and still enjoy yummy baked treats!
Thanksgiving Bonanza: Depending on the taste you want, you can substitute applesauce, prune or pumpkin puree or mashed bananas for half the butter in your baking recipes.
Check out the comparisons (per cup):
Butter= 1,627 calories, 184 g fat
Shortening=1,845 calories, 205 g fat
Oil=1,927 calories, 218 g fat
Applesauce, unsweetened=105 calories, 0 fat, 28 carbs
Applesauce, sweetened=194 calories, 0 fat, 51 carbs
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Until tomorrow, (you know: Stay confident and resolute!)