Savory Baked Apples My Way Recipe

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Savory Baked Apples My Way

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Savory baked apples have been around for a long time but I make them in a more healthy way. I must say that they really hit the spot in Fall. I like to serve baked winter squash slices and a salad with them.

P.S. When shopping try to get apples that will stand up straight for this recipe. You'll be glad you did, *wink*.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 large
baking apples (rome, braeburn, gala or granny smith work well)
1/3 c
chopped pecans, plus 4 pecan halves
4 oz
vegeterian sausage patties, crumbled
1 medium
shallot - peeled and finely chopped
2 Tbsp
vegetable broth, low or non fat
2 tsp
white wine + 2 tbsp broth (or use all broth)
1 tsp
chopped fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried, crumbled
1/2 c
kale or chard leaf cut into fine shreds
1/2 slice
good quality multigrain bread
1/4 c
vegetable broth, low or non fat

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Put the chopped nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until toasted and lightly golden.

Remove the baking sheet to cool, leaving the oven temperature at 350°F.
2
In a skillet, cook the shallots and 2 tablespoons broth over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes , stirring occasionally and add the crumbled veggie sausage, Cook just until the shallots are tender-crisp. It should be less than a minute
3
Add the wine and 2 Tbsp broth, scraping up any browned bits into the liquid.

Stir in the thyme; cook for 30 seconds to infuse the flavor into the sauce.
4
Add in the greens, bread, chopped nuts, and stir until moistened and well mixed.

Set aside.
5
Cut a 1/2-inch slice off the top of each apple. Keep the lid's leaving the stem intact for looks if desired.
6
Cut the tops off the apples then remove and discard the core and seeds. Hollow out the apple to leave a 1/2-inch shell.

Roughly chop enough removed apple to measure 3/4 cups in total.

Stir the chopped apple into the stuffing mixture.
7
Spoon the stuffing into the apple shells.

Spoon 1 Tbsp broth onto each of the stuffed apples,

Place the apple tops over the stuffing.

Put the apples into a nonstick 9x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and cover with aluminum foil.
8
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender but not mushy.

Finish with putting each apple on a plate and placing the lid slightly to one side, and place a toasted nut half on top of the exposed stuffing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Healthy