(Family Features) Entertaining guests during the holidays isn’t just about a main course that calls all to the table. What often makes a festive gathering more fruitful is a spread of delicious appetizers, delightful drinks, and divine desserts that keep loved ones coming back to the kitchen for more.
For appetizing dishes from the first guest at the house to the last out the door, you can heighten the flavor and appearance of favorite recipes with one simple ingredient: apples. Ranging from tart to sugary sweet, finding the right balance for your palate is key. Scent can also influence taste, especially when you have a balanced sweetness with an uplifting, fresh aroma.
Find more sweet holiday recipes at EnvyApple.com.
Apple Stuffing Bites with Rosemary Gravy
1 box stovetop stuffing
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups diced Envy Apples
1/2 onion, diced small
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups beef broth
2 teaspoons kosher salt
20 turns fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
Cook stuffing according to package directions; set aside and allow to cool slightly.
In a large saute pan, melt butter, saute apples and onion until tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
Stir together stuffing and apple mixture. Spread stuffing on a sheet tray and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
After cooling, form stuffing into medium bites and place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.
Broil bites until golden brown and slightly crispy.
To make gravy: In a small pot, melt butter and whisk in flour. Cook flour 1 minute, whisking frequently.
Whisk in beef broth, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, whisking frequently. Remove from heat and stir in rosemary. If desired, continue gently simmering gravy to thicken.
Arrange stuffing bites in the serving dish and drizzle with gravy. Serve hot.
Source: Envy Apples