When you think apples and cooking, most people think of various types of desserts, right? So do I, which is why I was excited when I came across this recipe for sausage stuffed apples because it is a departure from the sweet and sugary and instead delves into the savory side of food. But that doesn’t make this dish any less delicious.
What you’ll need:
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- ½ package sausage
- 1 box stuffing mix
- 6-8 apples
- 1 ¼ C chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp oil or butter
First, heat the oil (or butter) in a skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and cook for a few minutes or until softened. Also preheat the oven at 350 degrees F at this time.
Then, add the half package of sausage to the skillet and cook thoroughly, making sure to break the meat up into crumbles. Remove from heat once cooked.
In a medium or large bowl, combine the sausage mixture and stuffing mix. Substitute the water in the stuffing mix instructions for chicken broth and add that amount of liquid to the bowl. Stir together until stuffing is soft and moist, adding a little more broth if necessary. Set aside.
Take the apples and slice the top off. Using a melon baller or small spoon, carefully scoop out the inside of the apples making sure not to pierce through the bottom. Repeat for all apples.
Take a high sided baking pan or dish and cover in aluminum foil. Place apples into dish and spoon the stuffing mixture into the apples. Once done, pour an extra quarter to half cup of broth over the apples and another quarter cup in the bottom of the dish (can use water instead of broth in bottom of dish).
Bake uncovered for around half an hour or until apples are soft but not falling apart. If you want firmer apples, bake for less than half an hour. If you want the apples even softer, bake for more than half an hour.