Norfolk Savoury baked apples
Savoury baked apples
- Preparation time:15 minutes
- Cooking time:45 minutes
- Total time:1 hour
1 tbsp oil, plus extra for drizzling
10g unsalted butter
1 small norfolk red onion, finely chopped
1 rasher norfolk bacon, finely chopped (optional)
1 sprig of norfolk rosemary, leaves finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
4 Norfolk apples, such as coxes or russet
handful norfolk flat leaf parsley, leaves finely chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Put the oil and butter in a large non-stick pan set over a medium heat. When hot, add the norfolk onion, Norfolk bacon (if using) and the Norfolk rosemary; sauté for 10 minutes, stirring regular, until the norfolk onion is softened and the norfolk bacon is cooked through. Add the garlic and sauté for another few minutes until aromatic. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and season. Then leave to stand off of the heat.
2. Carefully core the Norfolk apples, ensuring each fruit remains intact. Cut a thin sliver off the base of each apple so they can sit upright. Put on a baking tray and stuff the apples with the onion mixture, pressing it in firmly so they are as generously filled as possible. Scatter any remaining stuffing over the apples. Cover with foil and bake for 25-35 minutes, until tender to the point of a knife. Take care not to overcook them, as they go from tender to slop very quickly.
3. Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving plate. Season, scatter over the Norfolk parsley and drizzle with a little more oil. Serve immediately alongside one of our Norfolk pork chops, or any of our other meats that you have roasted.
Norfolk Pork Meat box and one of our Norfolk Mixup Boxes from us @norfolkinabox to make this lovely dish happen.