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Sausage Stuffed Apples #AppleWeek

Baked  apples stuffed with a savory sausage filling.

Sausage Stuffed Apples

Sausage Stuffed Apples

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Some of my favorite autumn recipes involve stuffing fruits and vegetables. I really do find it to be a great way to upgrade what would have been a simple side dish to something that is definitely main dish. Although these baked stuffed apples could be used as a side dish as well, but I felt that they made a meal combined with a bit of green bean casserole (which I have been working on for the Pre-Thanksgiving season).

The cornbread stuffing is something I have shared before: Palatable Pantry’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix

As part of the huge apple harvest going on right now, I think this can be a perfectly elegant recipe. And the stuffing mixture can also be used in other things such as pumpkin or zucchini, although you would still need to chop  up a bit of apple. But it can be versatile that way. I do hope you enjoy and be sure to check out all the #AppleWeek recipes listed below from yesterday and also for today, and be sure to come back all week long for new recipes each and every day. Until tomorrow-

~Sue

Sausage Stuffed Apples

Sausage Stuffed Apples

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 1hr 10min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sausage Stuffed Apples

Ingredients:

  • 4 large fresh honey crisp apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 pound pork sausage
  • salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 1 cup fresh apple cider
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Brown the sausage and onion in a nonstick skillet and drain off any fat; season with salt, pepper and cinnamon.
  3. Cut tops off the tops of apples and first use a melon baller or tomato shark to cut out the center with the seeds (don’t cut through the bottom), then cut out the apple flesh leaving the skin intact.
  4. Discard the seeds, but chop the apple flesh finely.
  5. Add the diced apples and dried cranberries to the sausage in the pan along with the bit of extra butter; cook until apples soften a touch then adding cider, wine, cornbread stuffing and parsley,  mixing well.
  6. Place the hollowed apples in a baking dish, fill lightly with stuffing (do not press it in too hard because it expands as it cooks and could break the apples); tuck any extra stuffing (there will be some) in and around the apples. Place apple tops back on and put a couple extra cranberries in the stem holes if you like.
  7. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Sausage Stuffed Apples

Monday: Appetizers and Drinks

Apple Brie Roll Up  by Family Around the Table
Apple Cider Margaritas by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cheddar Pinwheels by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Pie Martini by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Applejack Cider by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline’s Cooking
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Apple Cider Bread by I Say Nomato
Apple-Glazed Pork Chops with Raisins by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Apple Streusel Muffins by Family Around The Table
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm

Wednesday: Sweet Treats

Apple and Nut Drop Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Brown Betty by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cider Caramel Sauce by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Swirl Buns by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket’s Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Nana’s Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table

 Thursday: Apple Projects

Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline’s Cooking
Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Suncatchers by Crafty Mama in ME
Caramel Apple in a Jar by Family Around The Table
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Knit Apple Hat by Jolene’s Recipe Journal

 

 Friday: Anything Apple Goes

1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Brown Betty by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake
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