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Old 11-17-2006, 09:09 AM   #31
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Ok, here is an experiment that I just tried that has real possibilities.

All I had was green but for a fruitcake I would use red and green.

I took about 1/4 cup of green pepper chopped into pieces and simmered them in water for about 15 or 20 minutes. I then drained and rinsed them with cold water and let cool. When cooled I returned them to a small nonstick saucepan with 1/4 cup water, 36 drops sweetzfree(1 1/2 cup equivilent), and 1/8 teas. gourmet flavored cherry oil and simmered until all liquid had evaporated.

What I ended up with was something very very close to the taste and texture of cherries.

It has a similar outer skin with a tender and sweet cherry tasting meat.

In a fruit cake I would guess you would be hard pressed to tell they were not red and green cherries.

Also they are a pretty good carb bargin at 7 carbs per cup.

Here are the green 1's I made.

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Old 11-17-2006, 09:42 AM   #32
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I think you are onto something Kevin. . .and red peppers give an opportunity for the red, as you noted.

Between the pepper, the chayote, the peel, and nuts. . .I can invision a fruitcake! Makes me happy, anyway.
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The Moc red cherries turned out even better. I let them soak for a day in a sweetened cherry flavored syrup. The texture and taste are very convincing.

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Kevin--

You say cherry flavored oil--Would that as in- extract or maybe that brand that starts with L, or what? Appreciate it.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:06 AM   #35
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Yes, they have a very large selection at the super walmart by my house. I have about 20 different flavor now.
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I'll assume you mean the L brand.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:24 PM   #37
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No need to talk in code, helper. lol.

It does not violate the rules here to mention a product's name.

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Thanks, Tom LOL..
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No need to talk in code, helper. lol.

It does not violate the rules here to mention a product's name.

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What kind of links can we post here? I ask because I read no links and I see links all over the place. Can you please explain the difference?
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