Spring may have arrived, but there are a still a few colder days before the warmth of summer arrives and on those cooler days this Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole would be the ideal one-pot to serve to your family or friends.
I made this Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole as a tribute to fellow blogger Isabella King of Coriander Queen. I can’t remember when I first visited Coriander Queen, Isabella’s delightful food blog, but she was one of the core of regular UK bloggers who posted delicious recipes and who I got to know through social media.
The food blogging community is a close-knit one, there is a real sense of camaraderie. We celebrate each other’s successes, commiserate when things go wrong and share our knowledge to help each other out. I had been aware that Izzie had had cancer and it was a pleasure to see her beautiful wedding photographs posted online, after successful treatment. There was a ripple of shock and disbelief through our community when we heard the news that cancer had returned and Izzie had passed away at only 29 years old. This was followed by real sadness and a feeling that we wanted, in some small way, to celebrate our connection with Izzie.
I hope that you will visit Coriander Queen to share Izzie’s passion for good food, enjoy her beautiful photographs and celebrate the indelible imprint she has left in the world of food blogging.
- 225 g Pork Sausages Or about 2-3 sausages per person
- 100 g of Carrots
- 100 g Onions
- 100 g Cooking Apples
- 1 tbsp Plain Flour
- 1 teaspoon chopped Fresh Sage you can substitute dried sage
- 300 ml Apple Cider
- Vegetable Oil
- 200 g new potatoes
Pre-heat your oven to 180'C. Roughly chop and peel your onions and carrots, cut the new potatoes in half or quarters depending on how big they are, and core and slice your apples.
Place a large oven-proof pan (one that has a lid) over a medium heat, and fry the sausages in a little vegetable oil until they brown on each side.
Remove the browned sausages and place onto a plate.
In the pan fry the apples, onions, carrots and new potatoes over a medium heat until slightly softened.
Stir in the flour and cook a couple of mins until the apples and vegetables are lightly browned. Put sausages back into the pan and stir in the sage, along with a good grind of black pepper. Pour in the cider, stir and cover.
Place in the oven for 45 mins.
Serve with crusty bread to soak up the juices.
Isabella served her Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole with mashed potatoes, but I decided I wanted a one-pot casserole, so added new potatoes in with the sausages, carrots, apples and cider. They took on the delicious flavours of the sauce and that’s one less pot to wash up!
My tribute to Coriander Queen is part of a group tribute, please visit them all!
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I’m adding this post to the Slow Cooked Challenge the link up, not only for recipes cooked in a slow cooker but for any slowly cooked dish. Lucy at Baking Queen 74 is now firmly in charge of the Slow Cooked Challenge so visit her blog for more gorgeous slow-cooked recipe ideas