Sausage-Filled Baked Apples
Morris Shanstrom has loved cooking since he was a boy. During the Depression, his family took in a woman who cooked and cleaned for them, and she taught Morris to bake bread and cinnamon rolls. To this day, he bakes for his family every week. He and his wife taught cooking in 4-H, and they and their two children have given cooking demonstrations on television. His daughter surprised him by entering him in his first cooking contest, a Jimmy Dean sausage cook-off, and he won. Morris thinks of cooking as an activity the whole family can do together.
The combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, and sausage lends this recipe for Sausage-Filled Baked Apples a delightfully sweet and savory flavor.
Yield: 6 servings
- 1 pound bulk sausage
- 6 large tart baking apples
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1/4 cup chopped figs
- brown sugar, ground cinnamon, grated lemon rind, or chopped figs