Pink Lady® Festive Stuffed Apples

This festive fancy is guaranteed to wow your guests. First make a delicious pork and apple stuffing, flavoured with walnut and herbs, then bake the stuffing inside rosy and sweet Pink Lady® apples.

This mixture makes enough stuffing for 10 or more stuffed apples so you can make a batch. Alternatively, use the remaining mix for stuffing the neck of your Christmas turkey.

<h1>Pink Lady<sup>®</sup> Festive Stuffed Apples</h1>
  • 20 mins to prepare

  • 20 mins to cook

  • Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 30g - Butter
  • 1 - Large onion, diced
  • 2 - Sprigs of rosemary, leaves removed and chopped
  • 6 - Sprigs of thyme, leaves picked
  • 2 - Cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 850g - Pork mince
  • 1 - Large egg
  • 100g - Walnuts, roughly chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 5-10 - Pink Lady® apples (to be stuffed)
  • 1 - Pink Lady® apple cut into cubes for the stuffing mix
  • Small bunch - Sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 - Zest of oranges
  • 30g - Breadcrumbs
  • Pinch - Salt and pepper

Full preparation

  1. In a non-stick frying pan, melt the butter and add the onions, rosemary and thyme. Cook to soften the onions. Just before you take off the heat add the chopped garlic cloves and soften. Empty into a bowl to cool.
  2. In another large bowl add the pork mince and egg. Beat the mixture (best done with hands) to work the egg into the meat, thickening it.
  3. Add the onion mix and one diced Pink Lady® apple to the pork mince and then combine the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Slice the top off five Pink Lady® apples (or more, if you plan to make up to ten to use most of the stuffing). Hollow out the inside of the apples to make space for the stuffing. Stuff the Pink Lady® apples, using roughly 150g of the stuffing mix between five apples.
  5. Pop the lid on the apples and place on a non-stick tray and roast for 20 minutes (gas Mark 4/180°C). Once cooked, add a sprig of rosemary into the top of the apple for garnish.

How did you get on

Once you’ve finished cooking and you’re suitably proud of the results, why not post a pic to Instagram with the hash tag #pinklady2951? We’d love to see!

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