- 6 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 T Coconut Oil
- 1 lb organic Ground Pork Sausage
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Medium Carrot
- 1/4 c Pecans, chopped
- 1/4 c Chopped Dates
- 1/4 t Black Pepper
- 1/4 t Cinnamon
Carefully cut out the core of the apples and create a nice little cavity for the stuffing. Leave at least 1/2″ of flesh all around.
Grate the onion, carrot, and celery in a food processor, or at least dice them all really fine. Set aside.
Heat the oil over medium-high heat and brown the sausage. Remove to a mixing bowl, reserving the grease in the pan. Add the veggies to the drippings and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add veggies to ground sausage along with the pecans, dates, pepper, egg, and cinnamon.
Fill the apples with the sausage stuffing and arrange in a baking dish. Sprinkle the tops with a little more cinnamon if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until heated through.