sausage apple cups

This is another recipe adapted from Parents’ magazine.

4 medium apples
6 oz. pork sausage
1/2 c. cooked brown rice
1/3 c. minced onion
1 tbsp. Stonewall Kitchen chicken & pork seasoning
1 tbs. olive oil
3/4 c. apple juice
dash ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Slice tops off apples and a thin slice from bottom to allow it to stand up flat. Core apples using a small spoon or melon baller but do not pierce bottom of the apple. Leave 1/4 in. of an apple shell. Save the flesh!

Cook sausage and onions until sausage is browned and broken up well. Drain fat and then put sausage and onion into a bowl and mix withs pices, oil, pepper, and 1/2 c. of the apple flesh.

Fill the four apples with the mixture and place into a square baking dish. Pour apple juice into the baking dish and bake for 40 minutes. When serving, drizzle with the cooking liquid.