Apple and Date Balls
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Mmmm! from Cooking for Diabetics.
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 30mins
- 2 1⁄2 lbs cooking apples or 2 1/2 lbs pears
- 2⁄3 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Halve and core the unpeeled fruit and place in a large, heavy saucepan.
- Caste iron is good.
- Add the dates, apple juice and ground cinnamon.
- Cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally for 4 to 6 hours, or until the mixture forms a dry paste.
- Scrape into a bowl and cool, then roll the mixture into bite size balls.
- Toast the nuts under the broiler until golden.
- Coat the balls in the nuts.
- Twist each ball into a candy wrapper or cellophane; plastic wrap can be used.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Variation: Use half ground cinnamon and half ground ginger instead of the 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
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