Big Game Cranberry Sausage-Stuffed Apples

Big Game Cranberry Sausage-Stuffed Apples

Big Game Cranberry Sausage-Stuffed Apples


    • Large granny smith apples8
    • Sweet or hot italian sausage8 ounces
    • Chopped onion1 cup
    • Diet Cran x Apple™1/4 cup
    • Fresh Cranberries2 cups
    • Large egg1
    • Packed brown sugar2 tablespoons
    • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley2 tablespoons
    • Dried thyme1/2 teaspoon
    • Shredded cheddar cheese1 1/2 cups
    • Walnuts1/4 cup
    • Featured Product

      Diet Cran x Apple™

    • Featured Product

      Fresh Cranberries


    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Slice off 1 inch from top of each apple. Core apples, but do not go through bottom. Scoop out remaining apple flesh, leaving 1/4-inch shell. Chop scooped apple flesh. Cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat, stirring to crumble, until no longer pink. Add onion and chopped apples; cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Add juice drink, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of skillet. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Add chopped cranberries, egg, brown sugar, parsley, thyme and 1 cup cheese; mix well. Fill apple shells with stuffing. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese and the walnuts. Top each with 2 whole cranberries. Place apples in large baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Makes 8 servings. Ocean Spray Tailgating Recipe Contest Finalist Lisa Keys of Middlebury, Conn.