Sage and Sausage Stuffed Baked Apples

Description

  • Serving Size
    1 Apple
  • Yields
    12 Servings

Nutrition Facts

  • KCal: 250kal
  • Carbs: 41.7g
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Protein: 6.3g

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil or butter
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • ¼ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ pound ground pork or poultry sausage
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 box of stuffing mix
  • 1 ¼ cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 12 large New York Fuji apples
  • (optional) 3/4 cup golden raisins

Instructions

Stuffing

  1. Heat oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add sausage and sage to skillet and cook thoroughly, making sure to break up large pieces. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, stir stuffing mix and sausage mixture together. Add chicken broth according to box instructions, substituting chicken broth for water. Reserve about ½ cup of broth for future use.
  4. Stir mixture until stuffing is soft and moist. Add more broth as needed. Set aside.

Apples

  1. With a sharp knife, halve Fuji apples. Use a spoon or a melon baller to carefully scoop out the entire core of the apple. Repeat this for every apple.
  2. Spoon stuffing into apples and place in a high-sided baking dish. Carefully pour additional broth over apples. Add another ¼ cup to the bottom of the dish.
  3. Bake uncovered at 350° F for 30 minutes or until apples have softened.