Organic Savory Stuffed Apples Recipe

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Who says baked apples are for dessert? Fill your home with the delicious aroma of these savory stuffed apples. The stuffing is a delightful combination of chopped apple, turkey sausage, walnuts and spinach.
Recipe Cost for 4 People: $8.98 ($2.25/serving)*
Preparation Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

  • 1 cup brown rice, dry
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 oz ground turkey sausage
  • 2 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 4 Rainier Fruit organic Honeycrisp apples
  • ½ tsp ground sage
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
Pre-heat oven to 350° F. In a medium sauce pan, add rice, water and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer 40 minutes. Brown turkey sausage in a sauté pan. Pour off drippings and place sausage in medium mixing bowl. Add chopped onion to pan. Cook until onions are translucent; remove from heat. Cut about ½" off the top of the apples; set aside tops for baking. Using a melon baller or sturdy spoon, carve out the middle of the apple, discarding core and seeds. Chop removed apple flesh. Add chopped apple, sautéed onions, spinach, sage, salt pepper, walnuts and cooked rice to sausage and stir. Stuff apples with the mix. Place apples in square baking dish coated with oil. Spread any remaining stuffing mix in the dish. Add apple caps. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes.

Complete this Healthy Plate: Serve with 8 oz non-fat milk and cooked green beans.
Serves: 4
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1.75 Cups
Nutrition Info
Calories: 390
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 2g
% of Calories from Fat: 30%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 5%
Protein: 20g
Carbohydrates: 51g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Sodium: 580mg
Each serving provides: An excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B6, and phosphorus, magnesium and zinc, and a good source of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B 12, pantothenic acid, potassium, iron and copper.

*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, and online, Spring 2015.

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