Fruits | Meat & poultry

Stuffed Apple… not a dessert.

Try to visualise me as Eve for a second; hey… with clothes on, ok? I’m not that young anymore ;D. See? we are in a wonderful garden, full of wet gorgeous huge and green plants, sunlight sifting through the pines… We are leaning on this apple tree and the aroma of the fruits around us makes us high; no trouble in mind, no mortgage to pay at the end of the month, no health problems, no stupid bosses to obey… Let me be your Eve and taste this apple with me… I’ll take you to heaven in seconds!
Here you have apples’ chemical composition to help you in health/nutritional issues.
Pectin: Acts as a soluble fibber. Help in the dissolution of cholesterol and is a good weapon against diabetes. 
Amino acids: Cysteine ​​(tissue component. Eliminates toxins from the liver), glycine (natural antacid and responsible for the immune system) arginine (Very necessary for muscle growth and repair of tissues, with glycine responsible for the immune system) , histidine (vasodilator and stimulator of gastric juice. Combats anaemia, arthritis and is very useful for ulcers), Isoleucine (Necessary for proper growth and for nitrogen balance), Lysine (involved in the production of antibodies, tissue building and absorption of calcium), Serine (helps strengthen the immune system) Valine (promotes child growth and involved in the balance of nitrogen), methionine (required for production of cysteine​​, helps fight cholesterol )
Acids:, glutamine (antiulcer, tonic, increases mental capacity), linoleic (Vitamin F) acid, oleic, palmitic and caffeic. source
Did I convince you? On top of that, the rest of the ingredients makes this dish even more attractive… take a look at the recipe.


Ingredients for 4 servings: 4 golden apples, 500 grs of minced pork meat, 2 onions, 2 garlic cloves, 20 grs of pine nuts, some rosemary leaves, olive oil, salt, some parsley and black ground pepper.
  • Cut the onion and garlic in small dices. Wash the rosemary and parsley and dry.
  • Wash and dry the apples and cut its top part. Take the heart away and carefully empty them. Cut the inner part in small dices. Reserve.
  • Cook the onion at low heat in some olive oil in a frying pan until transparent, then add the garlic and the pine nuts and stir for 2 more minutes. Add the apple small dices and stir for another minute.
  • Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
  • In a bowl, mix the pork minced meat and the herbs, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stuff the apples with with mixture. Place the apples over oven's paper on a tray and bake for 30 minutes aprox or until tender.
¡Buen provecho!


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12/05/2011 · 15:01 h by bellini

I am tempted by your apple Eve, I mean Nuria:D

12/05/2011 · 20:18 h by Ben

Hahahahaha, you’re so funny! And that apple looks so good :)

12/06/2011 · 13:05 h by FOODalogue

I’m definitely going to try something like this because I love sweet and savory combinations. I’m thinking some cheese would work well here too. P.S. Very funny introduction from the Garden of Eden.

12/07/2011 · 16:38 h by Jenn @leftoverqueen

This looks so very good! :) Eve was framed!

12/08/2011 · 0:05 h by Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul

Muy creative Nuria! I love the use of pork here and it works perfectly! Your introduction was brilliant!

12/25/2011 · 22:25 h by Foodafok

Merry Christmas

12/28/2011 · 16:36 h by Jonny

Yet again, Nuria, we are on the same wavelength. I am just about to make a post on mincemeat stuffed quince which makes reference to the medieval history of savory stuffed apples! I don’t ask my readers to imagine me as Eve however. That may be a step too far!

Buenas festas y buen ano a tu familia de Amy y yo!

01/06/2012 · 23:28 h by Anonymous

The recipe sounds great but I have a question – Do you mean two whole regular onions or two shallots? One whole onion chopped would fill the apples, leaving no room for the meat.

01/09/2012 · 18:16 h by Núria

Hola anonymous,
2 small onions would be ok.

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