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Old 12-11-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Does it ever soften while cooking? I have some simmering in some SF Apple Cider and it's still crispy but has awesome flavor. I'm going to let it cook for a while and see what happens.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:08 AM   #2
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I recently read somewhere (sorry, don't remember where, so can't give credit) to freeze the jicama overnight then thaw. This softens it, probably due to water expanding when freezing - this breaks down cell structure. Be sure to cut the jicama in the desired shapes (slices, grated, etc.) before freezing.

I'm going to try this for "apple" pie one of these days real soon!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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Freezing is a great idea! It might make it work for many applications.
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Does it ever soften while cooking? I have some simmering in some SF Apple Cider and it's still crispy but has awesome flavor. I'm going to let it cook for a while and see what happens.
Where do you find SF Apple Cider? I have looked everywhere, and can't find it. Do you have a brand name?

Also, it sounds like your jicama would make a great base for a fruit crisp!
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in my store, the cider mix is with coffee, tea, and cocoa mixes.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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I cooked it for several hours and it's still as crispy as an apple. I'll try freezing some and see if that works but I think it's going to be best left raw.
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Where do you find SF Apple Cider? I have looked everywhere, and can't find it. Do you have a brand name?

Also, it sounds like your jicama would make a great base for a fruit crisp!

Alpine is a brand. Comes in a box of 10 packets I believe. Someone does that, cooks chayote in SF apple cider mixture, and makes apple desserts. Sorry, I can't remember who exactly.

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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The jicama didn't soften at all. I think the chayote would work better. Also...the SF Alpine cider has 4 carbs per serving. That's a little too high for me. I'd rather try the SF apple drink from Walmart to see if that works.
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