Vegan Japanese Dessert: Sweet Potato, Apple & Gardenia Seeds Kinton Recipe

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An Easy Japanese-style vegan dessert!

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Servings: 1~


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  1. -Peel the sweet potato, cut in four legthwise and across again every 2 cm. Leave aside in clear cold water.
  2. -Peel the apple, cut into 8 wedges and slice again every 5 mm. Drop in a stainless pot. Add lemon and sugar. Cover with lid and simmer on a low fire until softened.
  3. -Cut the kuchinashi no mi/Gardenia seed in two and insert it in a small cooking bag (gauze as for bouquet garni).
  4. -In a different pan, drop the sweet potato with ebnough water to boil them. Add the kuchunashi no mi/gardenia seed. Boil until the sweet potato is soft enough to be easily skewered with a bamboo/wooden toothpick.
  5. -Throw the water of the sweet potato out. Keep cooking the sweet potato to let their water evaporate.
  6. -Add 1/3 of the apple to the sweet potato and mix well.
  7. -Serve the sweet potato topped with the cooked apple.
  8. <strong>NOTES:</strong>
  9. -Roast some some walnuts and top the dessert with them!
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 275g
Calories 216  
Calories from Fat 3 1%
Total Fat 0.33g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.07g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 498mg 14%
Total Carbs 54.56g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g 23%
Sugars 33.66g 22%
Protein 1.92g 3%




  • ShaleeDP
    December 17, 2014
    Very nice dessert and worth a try.
    • FromScratch Sarah
      March 21, 2011
      First off, are you ok? were you affected by the tragedy in Japan(as if you couldnt be) second, I cant find gardenia seed at my co-op and havent seen them at the asian market.Is it important for the recipe?Is thier a substitute?Are they called by another name you know of?
      thanks-Sarah(I want to make this badly,looks delic!)

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