Sensational Stuffed Mushrooms
Hot out of the oven, mushroom caps are an elegant appetizer.
• 30 large mushrooms (about 1 pound)
• 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
• 1 cup chopped dried tart cherries
• 2 green onions, sliced
• 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
Pull stems from mushrooms and discard (or save for another use). Rinse mushroom caps; drain well. Set aside.
Cook sausage in a large skillet 5 minutes, or until sausage is done. Stir occasionally to break up meat. Remove from heat. Add dried cherries, green onions and cream cheese; mix well. Fill each mushroom cap with a heaping teaspoon of sausage mixture. Place filled mushrooms on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven 6 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately.
Mr. LaPointe is Director of Health and Fruit Education at Traverse Bay Farms. He is the author of several books including The Superfruit Handbook, Blueberry Health Report and How to Get a More Restful Night's Sleep Naturally. He has been a guest on numerous radio shows across the nation discussing the natural health benefits of superfoods and superfruits. You can contact Mr. LaPointe from www.TraverseBayFarms.com