Creamy Lincolnshire Sausage and Apple Hot Pot

This sausage and apple hot pot is just what's needed on a cold Winter night.


Serves 4
300g FAGE Total
454g Lincolnshire pork sausage (8 sausages)
2 eating apples (preferably red to add colour to the dish)
1 leek
2 large carrots
1 medium onion
1 clove of garlic, crushed
½ pint chicken stock
4 medium potatoes
50g butter
Olive oil for cooking

Serves 4
  1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6 / 400F / 200C.
  2. Peel and par boil the potatoes in a saucepan of salted water, drain and allow to cool.
  3. Cut each apple into four wedges and remove the core. Gently sauté in a frying pan with a little olive oil for around 3-4 minutes then remove from the pan and place to one side.
  4. Roughly cut the carrot, leek and the onion into 1 inch pieces.
  5. Gently sweat with the garlic for approximately 5 minutes until they start to soften, then add the chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  6. When the stock has boiled, remove from the heat and add the yoghurt.
  7. In a frying pan, quickly fry off the sausages in a little olive oil whilst cooking the par boiled potatoes into ¼ inch thick slices.
  8. Place the sausages and apples into a large casserole dish. Then pour over the carrot, onion, leek and yoghurt mixture.
  9. Next, lay the sliced half cooked potatoes over the top in an even layer. Generously brush with melted butter and bake in the middle of oven for approx 1 hr until crisp and golden on the top.