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Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole and a tribute to Coriander Queen

Sausage, Apple and Cider Casserole by Coriander Queen

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. 

One pot Cider Apple and Sausage Casserole

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. 

RIP Isabella, Coriander Queen 

Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole
Serves 4
A rich and warming one-pot casserole with a hint of apple sweetness.
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Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 225g Pork Sausages (Or about 2-3 sausages per person)
  2. 100g of Carrots,
  3. 100g Onions
  4. 100g Cooking Apples
  5. 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  6. 1 teaspoon chopped Fresh Sage (you can substitute dried sage)
  7. 300ml Apple Cider
  8. Vegetable Oil
  9. 200g new potatoes
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove the browned sausages and place onto a plate.
  4. In the pan fry the apples, onions, carrots and new potatoes over a medium heat until slightly softened.
  5. 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.
  6. Place in the oven for 45 mins.
Notes
  1. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the juices.
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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! 

 

A warm and comforting Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole adapted from and in tribute to Isabella King, Coriander Queen

My tribute to Coriander Queen is part of a group tribute,  please visit them all!

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Caipirinha on Lovely Appetite (vegetarian)
Garlic and Lime Coriander Prawns on Travels for Taste (pesceaterian)

 

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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

Cider, Apple and Sausage Casserole



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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      Thanks Margot. It would work just as well with veggie sausages.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      Thanks Tracy, I think Izzie had a knack for combining simple ingredients and making them really special.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      Thanks Janie, it’s been lovely to read all the tributes.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      Thanks Dom, we just felt we wanted to do something to acknowledge her talent and creativity in our little world.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      Thanks Nayna, that’s exactly what I thought when I saw it on Izzie’s blog.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      It has been very life affirming to read all these tributes, I feel I know Izzie a little bit more than before.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      Thanks Nicky, it was comforting but not too heavy, so ideal for changeable spring weather!

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      Janice Pattie
      April 23, 2017

      She certainly did, Ceri. The flavours in the casserole were so good.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 24, 2017

      Thanks Emma, puts everything in perspective doesn’t it?

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      Janice Pattie
      April 24, 2017

      Thanks Camilla, it’s been a good experience sharing this tribute to Izzie with all our food blogging friends

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      Janice Pattie
      April 24, 2017

      Thanks Angela, it was delicious

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      Janice Pattie
      April 24, 2017

      Thanks Chris, it’s not too heavy either, I think the Apple and cider flavours lift it, so it’s nice to eat in these in between sort of days too.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 24, 2017

      Thank you, it’s been a real pleasure to visit all the tribute blogs and remember how talented Izzie was.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 27, 2017

      Thanks, Katie. It was lovely to visit all the blogs and see the tributes.

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    Glamorous Glutton
    April 27, 2017

    That’s a wonderful tribute and a perfect recipe for this time of year. How fabulous that something so sad can bring together so many people to celebrate life and food. GG

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      Janice Pattie
      April 27, 2017

      Thanks Amanda, it was terribly sad, but so good to see the blogging community paying tribute.

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    Fiona Maclean
    April 30, 2017

    What a delicious tribute! I am sure Coriander Queen will be smiling down at the blogging community as a whole for this venture
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      Janice Pattie
      April 30, 2017

      Thanks Fiona, I certainly hope so.

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