It’s November’s Monthly Featured Ingredient Challenge at I Heart Cooking Clubs and we are going with Apples and Pears! I still a lot of recipes marked with sticky notes from Hugh’s River Cottage Fruit Every Day!* and so I decided to make
Preheat the oven to 180 °C/Gas 4. Line a small roasting dish with baking parchment, or grease it well
Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sausages and cook them for about 10 minutes, turning frequently – they’ll cook through in the oven.
Meanwhile, cut a little slice off the base of each apple so they stand steady. Run a small, sharp knife around the equator of each apple, scoring the skin so it won’t split as it cooks. Use an apple corer to remove the core of each apple from the top. You’ll need to go into the apple with the corer several times, moving it into a slightly different place each time, in order to create a space in the middle large enough to take a sausage.
Stand the apples on the baking sheet. Pick the browned sausages up with a fork and push into the apple cavities, pressing them down so they go right in. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender to the point of a sharp knife. Take out one of the sausages and check it’s cooked through and piping hot in the centre.