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12-13-2006, 08:56 AM
I made the apple cherry tart from the Green Chef website and had lots of left overs and somehow came up with this. These muffins are really great! let me know .
CHERRY APPLE MUFFINS with Cherry SAUCE
1/2 Cup Agave Syrup*
1/2 Cup Dried Cherries*
2 TB Lemon Juice*
1/2 tsp. cinnamon*
Put in VItamix to make a sauce- may need to add more water or agave.*
2. Then make the Apple & Dried Cherry Filling*
In a large bowl put:*
4 to 6 large Apples/ cut up small (Get different varieties of apples)*
1 Cup Dried Cherries/ no sulfur*
1 TB or more Lemon Juice*
1 tsp. Cinnamon*
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg *
3. Then add the Cherry sauce to the Filling and let it sit for a little while mixing it all together with a spoon.
4. Then add the mixture (the filling and the sauce) to the Vitamix and add half of a banana and a teaspoon of coconut oil*
6. Oil the muffin tray with coconut oil*
7. Put tray in the Vitamix and let dehydrate.*
8. I had mine in for 4 hours then was able to take out of tray and put on mesh sheets.*
12-13-2006, 09:05 AM
How did you know :) :) i love everything with Cherries in it. I can't wait to make your recipe, you creative thing you :) .
I have frozen organic fruit but i need to get some cherries and when i do it's happy days for me :)
Thank you so much for being so creative.
12-13-2006, 09:25 AM
Your welcome and enjoy. They are really wonderful! Please let me know how you do with the recipe.
12-13-2006, 10:06 AM
What consitacy do they turn out like when they are ready to be taken out of the dehydrator? :D
12-13-2006, 10:38 AM
They are the consistency of a baked muffin. I was shocked!
12-13-2006, 11:27 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't see any fillers or binders like flax in this recipe. Do you mean to say that you are getting a muffin texture out of dried fruit and apples etc? Amazing.
12-13-2006, 11:38 AM
Yup- thats right. I think the dried cherries gave it a thickness and a stickiness to bind it all together. It was a real shocker for me when I opened my dehydrator.
12-13-2006, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the post. That sounds delish! I'm pretty new to dehydrating so please bear with me here. What size were the muffins? All I've done so far are crackers so it's hard for me to visualize that you can actually make things much thicker and bread-like...LOL
12-13-2006, 12:33 PM
I had an old cupcake tray so they are cupcake size. If you try it let me know how it goes.
12-13-2006, 10:58 PM
How do muffin trays fit into the dehydrator? :confused:
What kind of dehydrator's are you all using LOL.
The ones Ive seen, wouldnt probably fit the width of my hand. :eek:
12-14-2006, 12:26 AM
For those like me who don't have a rectangular tray with no holes in the middle, I'll tell you what I have done. I have a bunch of cute little individual plastic jelly molds with fluted sides and a little indentation in the middle that would work really well for this. Once turned over, the little indentations make a great holder for some of the sauce. I've done little "meat loaf" things in them and poured mushroom sauce over as gravy.
I have the L'Equip dehydrator which is rectangular, but has a hole in the middle of every tray so I can't put a whole muffin pan in either, but those little molds can be placed all around. Can't wait to get a normal dehydrator though, one that can actually accomodate a higher pan too.
12-14-2006, 12:18 PM
Mmmm, sounds awesome! And I think I have all the ingredients...I can't wait to try it, I'll let you all know how it goes. Thanks for the recipe!
12-14-2006, 02:49 PM
the Excalibur models will take all kinds of equipment for cakes, muffins and this kind of things. It's big, rectangular and has its fan on the back, the trays can be taken out as pleased.
12-16-2006, 06:38 PM
What would you suggest for someone who doesn't have a vitamix? I'm wondering how well my blender or food processor could handle the "filling" mixture? I just bought some cherries explicitly for making the recipe (it sounded so gooood!) and I'd like to make the most out of it. ;)
Thanks for any tips you can offer on how to blend this without a vitamix. I have a magic bullet, a cheapie blender and a tiny food processor. (Kind of small and I don't use it much since the magic bullet seems to work better in most cases.)
12-16-2006, 07:26 PM
7. Put tray in the Vitamix and let dehydrate.*
This part made me giggle....thinking how loud it would be in the Vitamix :eek:
This sounds wonderful...gonna have to try it
12-16-2006, 07:35 PM
I second that! Like PixieLed, I don't have a Vitamix either and am planning to make this recipe as soon as I get all the ingredients together.
Do you think perhaps that soaking the dried cherries ahead of time would change the consistency too much? It sure would make it easier on our not-so-powerful machines...
12-18-2006, 09:44 AM
Not sure if you can use a regular blender. I think the first batch I made I used my food processor and it was fine. Maybe just add the cherries and some water to the FP first and see if that works. I think if not, the muffins will still be great with some cherry chunks in it :)
12-18-2006, 09:47 AM
Glad to make you giggle. I switch things around all the time :)
Hope you enjoy the recipe. The muffins are great but also try the Apple cherry tarts from Greenchefs. Let me know how the muffins turns out
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