Pork and Apple Meatballs
are quick and easy and cooked completely in the oven. If you are puzzling what to serve for lunch, puzzle no more! These simple meatballs are all you need.
How to make Pork and Apple Meatballs:
Peel the onion and peel and core the apple. Cut both into quarters and pass them through the chopper of a food processor, then mix with the minced pork.
Remove and crusts from the bread then shred it into small breadcrumbs. Add the breadcrumbs and sage to the onion, apple and pork mix and season to taste with salt and freshly-ground pepper.
Form the mixture into balls about 1" (2.5cm) diameter. Place in a buttered ovenproof dish and cover with buttered foil. Place in a preheated moderate oven (Mk 5 - 375ºF - 190ºC) for 45 minutes. Then remove the foil and raise the oven temperature to Mk 6 - 400ºF - 200ºC and continue to bake for a further 30 minutes, basting now and then, until the meatballs are nicely browned on top.
Meanwhile, to make the sauce, peel and chop the half onion and soften it in the butter in a frying pan (skillet) over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Peel, core and slice the apple and stir it in to the onions with 1 tablespoon of water. Put a lid on the pan and simmer till the apple is soft (about 10 minutes). Stir in a little freshly grated nutmeg and the sugar. Remove from the pan and place into a bowl, then beat the sauce until it's fluffy. Serve hot with the meatballs and Creamed Potatoes
Making breadcrumbs is so simple if you have a food processor. Just place the bread in the processor (with the chopper attachment) and spin a couple of times. It's quick and easy!