Savoury Baked Apples – Perk up your Sunday Lunch with these Savoury Baked Apples with Branston Smooth Pickle. They also make a tasty family supper dish when served with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Bring out the Branston!
I love a good pickle, and Branston Pickle has always featured on our family table here at Chez Lavender and Lovage. Indeed, my dad’s favourite sandwich was a cheese and pickle sandwich made with Branston Original Pickle. However, I also often use Branston in my recipes, and not just as a condiment. I always add a dollop of Branston Pickle to my curries, stews and it’s particularly nice when added to Shepherd’s or Cottage Pies. But, today I would like to share a new recipe that uses Branston Smooth Pickle – a fabulous family recipe for Savoury Baked Apples, which can be served with a Sunday Roast, or as a main mid-week meal as we like them, served with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Today’s recipe for Savoury Baked Apples is also very easy to prepare and cook, and the added addition of the Branston Smooth Pickle to the sausage meat stuffing adds a wonderful piquancy and sweetness. The recipe only has five ingredients in it, most of them being popular store cupboard ingredients. I think these baked savoury apples would be great for a Halloween or Bonfire Night supper, with friends and family. They can be prepared ahead of time, right up to the baking stage, and then only need to be taken out of the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking, which will really help with time management if you are busy.
Although you cannot beat a cheese and pickle sandwich (of course with Branston Pickle), I hope that today’s recipe will show you just how versatile it is when used IN recipes for cooking and baking. The smooth pickle has the consistency of a pouring sauce, so it mixes and blends well when added to other ingredients. It also marries well with the richness of the sausage meat and the tartness of the cooking apples. I used Bramley apples in this recipe, and you do need to use a tart apple that becomes fluffy when baked.
This lovely autumnal recipe is shared below, in a handy printable format, and if you are vegetarian, you can omit the sausage meat and use Quorn mince instead, NOT forgetting the vital secret seasoning ingredient of Branston Smooth Pickle of course! I have suggested you serve these bake savoury apples as a main meal with mashed potatoes and gravy, but they would also make a stunning accompaniment to any roast dinner, such as roast chicken, roast pork or a baked ham. Do let me know if you make them, and how you and family or friends liked them. See you soon with more new recipes and some of my latest traveller’s tales from home and abroad. Karen
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