Sausage and apple toad in the hole


2 tbsp olive oil
Pack of Waitrose 6 British Pork, Leek and Chive Sausages
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
2 Tree Matured English Cox Apples, cored, peeled and quartered
6 fresh sage leaves
100g plain flour
2 essential Waitrose Free Range Eggs, beaten
200ml essential Waitrose Semi Skimmed Milk


1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC, gas mark 7. Place the oil in a large cast iron gratin dish or roasting tin and heat in the oven until very hot. Add the sausages, sliced onion and apple quarters and baste with the hot oil. Tear the sage leaves into pieces and scatter over the sausages. Cook in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until sausages are just starting to brown.

2. While the sausages are cooking, sift the flour into a bowl and season. Whisk in the eggs and milk to give a smooth batter. Pour the batter over the sausages and return to the oven for 25–30 minutes until the batter is puffy, crisp and golden and the sausages are browned and cooked through. Serve with creamy mashed potato and spring greens.

Cook’s tip

You can make individual toads by using small cast iron gratin dishes and cooking at step 2 for 20 minutes.

Drink recommendation

There’s nothing better with the pork and apple in this dish than a deliciously crisp, refreshing cider. Try the brilliant Dunkerton’s Organic Black Fox, Herefordshire.

Sausage and apple toad in the hole
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 60 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2041.792kJ
Fat 27.1g
Saturated Fat 8.0g
Carbohydrate 37.9g
Sugars 14.9g
Salt 1.5g

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This recipe was first published in Fri Apr 01 13:13:00 BST 2011.