Apple and Date Balls

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Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
6 hrs

Mmmm! from Cooking for Diabetics.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Halve and core the unpeeled fruit and place in a large, heavy saucepan.
  2. Caste iron is good.
  3. Add the dates, apple juice and ground cinnamon.
  4. Cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally for 4 to 6 hours, or until the mixture forms a dry paste.
  5. Scrape into a bowl and cool, then roll the mixture into bite size balls.
  6. Toast the nuts under the broiler until golden.
  7. Coat the balls in the nuts.
  8. Twist each ball into a candy wrapper or cellophane; plastic wrap can be used.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
  10. Variation: Use half ground cinnamon and half ground ginger instead of the 1 teaspoon cinnamon.