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Peel, core and slice apples. Place in a medium-size skillet. Pour ½ cup water over apples. Simmer 4-5 minutes until apples are softened.
Drain apples in colander. Place in a bowl and gently mix in cinnamon and a little sugar if apples are tart. Set aside.
In the same skillet, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Cook and stir over medium high heat, until sugar melts and mixture just begins to come to a slow boil. Pour into a 13x9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with nuts.
Place 6 slices of bread on top of syrup and nuts. Divide apples among bread slices and top with remaining 6 slices.
Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour over "apple sandwiches." Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, preheat oven to 325° and bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven, cover with a serving platter and invert. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and serve with vanilla sauce. Serves 6
This soup is high in potassium and protein. Perfect of a cold December day and so easy. Blend in a food processor or blender, and the fiber will not be destroyed.
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Transfer to a heavy large saucepan. Bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Ladle into bowls and serve. Makes 2 to 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts per cup: 170 calories, 6g total fat, 280mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 6g protein, 250mg potassium