I love the sweet and funny flavors at the same time and while the chocolate-covered bacon fits on the bill, it’s not perfect for the idea of a nutritious meal. These sausage-filled apples make a delicious meal and their fun packaging makes them attractive to children.
This recipe is incredibly versatile and depending on the things around the house you can make it into sausage-filled sweet potatoes or sausage-filled winter squash.
Apples full of sausage to eat
We have lots of apple manure in our house! I especially have a son who wants to enjoy some quiet time holding some apples and a favorite book.
Cut the apples into small pieces to make “bowls”. Then use a watermelon baler to stretch most of the center, leaving the edges about half an inch thick.
This may sound difficult, but I promise it’s really fast and easy. You can just cut the apple in half and remove some of the center.
My kids love to help with the move and make sure nothing is lost! If you do not have a little
scavengers Save the apple scraps for nearby helpers, apple walnut tuna salad or instant pot steel cut oats.
Sausage filling (grain free)
It wasn’t easy to make these stuffed apples easy to fill. For sausage I like to use Italian sausage, but breakfast sausage or spicy sausage also works better. I browned the sausage in my favorite skeleton and added chopped celery, onion and spices before cooking and left it to cook together.
To save the pots, I erased the same skeleton in which I cooked the sausage and put the apples back in it to bake in the oven. Then I bake them in the oven until they are nice and soft and their work is done!
One of my favorite things about these sausage-filled apples is that they are portable! I lead them on runway days. They will also be perfect for lunch to work.
Here are some other ideas for portable food:
Prescription of apples filled with sage
Apples stuffed with a sausage filling! This savory and sweet combination is a satisfying meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Cut half an inch from the top of each apple.
Use a watermelon baler or corrugator to remove most of the apple flesh and seeds, leaving about half an inch around the edges to make a bowl.
Sit on one side.
In a large skillet, brown the sausage until almost cooked through.
Add the celery, onion, and spices to the skeleton and continue cooking until the sausage is cooked through and the celery and onion begin to soften.
Sprinkle with maple syrup or honey if desired.
In a large baking dish, evenly distribute and spoon the sausage mixture into each apple and place.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until apples are cooked and fragrant.
Remove with salad and serve.
If you want, you can cut the apple in half and remove the core area.
Service: 1Apple | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 31Yes | Protein: 12Yes | Fat: 20Yes | Saturated fat: 7Yes | Trans fat: 1Yes | Cholesterol: 54But | Sodium: 495But | Potassium: 462But | Fiber: 5Yes | Sugar: 23Yes | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 11But | Calcium: 38But | Iron: 1But
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