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Blintzes, Apple (P)
Source: "Veggie Life," March, 1997
Serves: 8

3 large tart apples, peel, core, chop fine
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small banana
1 cup soy milk
oil, for brushing

In a medium saucepan, combine chopped apples, water, sugar and cinnamon. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, until apples are tender. Set mixture aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, and salt; set aside.

In a food processor or blender, combine banana and 1/4 cup of the soy milk. Process until smooth. Add remaining soy milk and process until well-blended. Add flour and cornstarch mixture and process until just blended.

Heat an 8" nonstick skillet or crepe pan until a drop of water skates across the surface. Brush lightly with oil and pour in a scant 1/4 cup of the batter. Immediately rotate and tilt the pan to cover the bottom and a little up the sides. Cook over med heat until top is no longer moist, about 1 minute. Flip and cook other side until golden, about 20 seconds. Remove and set aside. Repeat with remaining batter. (You should have 8 thin pancakes.)

Place a pancake on a work surface and place 1/8 of the apple mixture crosswise in a row, slightly below center, leaving a 1" border on either end. Fold the closest end up over the filling, then fold the closest end up over the filling, then fold both sides in towards the center and roll up. Repeat with remaining pancakes and filling. Arrange blintzes in a lightly oiled baking dish and bake until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
Here's a blintz recipe that's somewhat different--being vegan. It is also low-cal and low-fat. I haven't had the nerve to try it yet, but what could be bad?

[Archivist's note: "regular" milk can be used in place of soy milk, in which case, these are great for Shavuot.  Besides, some people are lactose-intolerant and can participate in the holiday this way]

Posted by Annice Grinberg

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 110 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 74mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates