- oil or butter 1 Tablespoon for frying
- celery stalk 1, diced
- Onion 1/4 cup finely diced
- sausage 1/2 package
- stuffing mix 1 box
- Chicken broth 1 1/4 cup
- Apples 6-12 • 45 kcal
Pork and apples have always paired together beautifully, and these baked apples with pork sausage stuffing give it a new twist.
What better way to celebrate the bounty of fall fruit by serving up these delicious, warming apples stuffed with sausage, celery, and onion! They are very quick and easy to make and are sure to be a winner at your dinner.
Heat the oil in a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and the celery. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally.
Add the sausage meat to the skillet and cook thoroughly. Break it up into smaller pieces as it cooks. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, stir together stuffing mix and sausage mixture. Add the chicken broth – my stuffing mix called for 300 ml of water, so I used 300 ml of chicken broth instead.
Stir the mixture together so that the stuffing is soft. Feel free to add a little more broth if you think it’s needed. Set the mix aside while you prep the apples.
Slice the very top of the apples off with a sharp knife, and use a spoon or to carefully scoop out the entire core of the apple. Do this with all the apples you are using.
Spoon stuffing in to the hollowed out apples and place them in a high sided baking dish.
Once all the apples are stuffed and put in the pan, carefully pour an additional 1/4 cup of broth over the apples. Add another 1/4 cup of broth to the bottom of the dish.
Bake uncovered at 350F/160C fan/gas mark 4 for about 30 minutes, or until the apples are soft but not falling apart. If you don't want the stuffing to turn golden brown, cover the dish with foil while baking.