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Apple greens pudding with chestnut crumb crust:
In fruit bottom:
3 ounces apple
  or 3 ounces pear
1 eighth cup plus 1 tablespoon (1 ounce) non roasted sunflower seeds
  or 1 ounce other nut or seed
1 eighth cup (.9 ounce) non ground dried beans
2 teaspoons (.14 ounce) spinach powder
  or 1 ounce fresh or frozen spinach 
1 ounce cos, bibb, or romaine lettuce plus 1 
     teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) canola oil
1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) sugar
2 pinches salt
In crumb crust:
1 tablespoon (.33 ounce) chestnut flour
  or 1 half ounce dried chestnut halves
1 tablespoon (.3 ounce) whole grain flour
  or 1 tablespoon non ground wheat grains
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) sugar in crumb crust
Put into a mixing bowl and mix:
1 tablespoon chestnut flour 1 tablespoon wheat flour, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 tablespoon water.


Remove cores and skin from fruit to yield 3 ounces.

Into a 2-cup or larger blender put: apple, lettuce, 1 tablespoon non ground dried beans, 1 eighth cup plus 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds, and 1 half cup water and process into a sauce.

Put the sauce into a microwaveable portion bowl that can be covered, a 4-inch wide mug works well.

Add 2 teaspoons spinach powder, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 pinches salt and mix.

Put the chestnut/grain batter, divided into 6 or 8 bits, on top of the apple/bean/spinach bottom layer, arrange somewhat evenly.

Heat, covered, in a microwave oven that has a rotissoire for 8 minutes 30 seconds.
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Plus 20 seconds to heat container.
Ignore top crust for now:
To bring to boiling temperature: 10.8 ounces X 20 equals 216 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight minus total water (10.8 - 7.6) = 3.2 ounces.
Water to leave in is equal to dry weight = 3.2 ounces.
Water to remove is total water minus water left in (7.6 - 3.2) = 4.6 ounce.
Plus to evaporate excess water: 46 seconds per ounce x 4.6 = 212.
To replace heat lost to air: 212/60 minutes X 10 seconds per minute = 19 plus 19/60 X 10 = 3 for a total of 22 seconds.
Plus to heat topping: 1.5 ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 30 seconds.
Assume fruit and lettuce is 90 percent water, and bottom filling will be 50 percent water. That is to make the final product to be about 40 percent water overall. ----------------------------------
Allow to cool, covered, for 15 minutes before eating.

Good hot or at room temperature.

Sweet, tangy, moderate spinach flavor, chewy layer at top, rest very moist and pudding-like.

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