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Savory Stuffed Baked Apples


Savory Stuffed Baked Apples

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  • 1 (6 oz.) box stuffing mix
  • 6-8 assorted apples
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, divided
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage, optional
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste



Step 1

1. In a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and sauté onion and celery until softened. 6-8 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper.

2. Add sausage and cook, breaking sausage up as you go, until browned and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Transfer sausage mixture to a large bowl, then add in stuffing mix and dried cranberries. Pour in 1 1/4 cups chicken broth and stir until everything is combined and just moistened.

4. Preheat oven to 350º F.

5. To prepare apples: cut off the tops of each one, then take a tablespoon or melon baller and scoop out the core, making sure to leave at least 1/4-inch around the bottom and sides.

6. Spoon sausage stuffing mixture into cored apples, then transfer to a large baking dish. Pour remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth over the apples, then remaining 1/4 cup into the bottom of baking dish.

7. Place dish in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until stuffing has browned and apples are tender.

8. Remove from oven and serve hot.

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