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I always freeze fresh cranberries and leftover holiday cranberry sauce to enjoy throughout the winter. I also still had some crisp fall Winesap apples from a Charlottesville orchard.
I love pork and fruit together and the citrus toast brings it all together along with sweet apple slices, spinach leaves, and the creamy sauce. This will satisfy your craving for sugar, salt, and spice.
If you too like extending the pleasure of tart cranberry season give these a try. They may become your new favorite burger!
Ingredients For spicy apple feta pork burgers &cranb creme fraiche
ground pork (the kind used for sausage not lean)
crumbled feta cheese
apple, diced small, peeling on (i used winesap but pretty much any apple with a nice balance of sweet and tangy will work)
onion, diced small
1 1/2 tsp
fresh ginger, grated
black pepper or red pepper flakes
thick slices of cranberry orange toast (or bread of your choice)
small or 1 large apple, peeling on and cut into round slices or wedges (squeeze a tiny bit of lemon juice over slices to prevent them from turning brown)
approximately 24 fresh spinach leaves
INGREDIENTS FOR CRANBERRY ROSEMARY CREME FRAICHE
cranberry sauce (i've included my red wine cranberry sauce recipe here http://www.tipsyculinaryqueen.com/2013/01/spicy-apple-feta-pork-burgers-topped-with-cranberry-rosemary-creme-fraiche.html or you can use store bought)
pinch of salt
How To Make spicy apple feta pork burgers &cranb creme fraiche
DIRECTIONS FOR BURGERS
Combine first 10 ingredients in a bowl and blend with hands. Divide into 4 patties. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a large skillet on medium. Cook pork burgers for approximately 10 to 15 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
Toast bread. Let it cool slightly. Smear a small amount of sauce onto bread. Layer spinach on. Then apple slices. Place burger down and spoon more sauce over the top. This is a fork and knife gourmet sandwich but if you're brave enough to tackle it by hand, go for it! Just have plenty of napkins close by.
DIRECTIONS FOR SAUCE
Combine all ingredients into a small bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
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