About your question regarding apple sauce. I've been using apple sauce as a
replacement for oil in all my fat free cakes, and they always come out
wonderful. For example, in Jane Brody's cookbook, she has some wonderful
recipes for banana bread and a zucchini bread, where I replaced the oil with
about 1 cup apple sauce. You don't really taste the apples at all, and you
eliminate all the fat. You can use any fruit puree for that purpose. I do a
lot of baking, and haven't used any fat in years. Hope that helps.