|October 25, 2011||Filled under Fruit, Main Dish, Pork|
Recently I wrote about my mission to give my family an apple a day to keep the colds away. It didn’t exactly work. My loving, beautiful family went all snotty on me last week complete with fevers, coughs, aches and pains. At first I thought my plan was flawed. Maybe there is some hole to this whole ”apple a day” thing. But I am not a quitter. So with resolve I marched to the grocery store and purchased more of the miracle fruit. Maybe apples as a side dish is just not enough. So this time I went bolder – apples as the main course. (I know – I am really living on the edge here.) If at first you don’t succeed, try try again!
- 1 (16oz) pkg cornbread stuffing mix
- 1/2 (1lb) pkg ground porksausage
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 5 large apples
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup apple cider
Putting It All Together:
- Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions.
- Set aside to cool.
- Cook sausage in skillet in skillet until no longer pink.
- Remove sausage from pan leaving drippings in pan.
- Cut apples in half.
- Using small melon baller, remove pulp from apples, discarding core and seeds.
- Keep apple pulp and set aside.
- Brush inside of each hallowed out apple with lemon juice.
- Chop apple pulp and add to skillet along with onion.
- Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl combine stuffing, sausage, apple and onion.
- Mix well.
- Spoon stuffing mix into each apple shell.
- Place apples in 13×9 inch baking dish.
- Pour 1 cup of apple cider into bottom of baking dish.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.