Apple, Sausage, and Cheese Cornbread - Martha White®
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Apple, Sausage, and Cheese Cornbread

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

35 min


10 Servings

Total Time

55 min

Apple, Sausage, and Cheese Cornbread


1/2 pound bulk pork sausage

1/3 cup pure vegetable oil

1 cup Martha White Self-Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

1 cup Martha White Self-Rising Flour

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup dried apples, very finely chopped

1 egg, beaten

1 1/4 cups milk

1/4 cup water


Heat oven to 375°F. Cook sausage in a 10-1/4 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, crumbling as you cook, until lightly browned. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon. Pour drippings into measuring cup; add enough oil to make 1/4 cup. Pour drippings and oil back into the skillet. Place skillet in oven to heat, about 8 minutes.

Combine corn meal mix, flour, sage, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl; stir to blend. Add 1 cup cheese, apples, and sausage; toss to coat.

Add egg, milk, and water to dry ingredients; stir until blended. Remove skillet from oven; pour hot drippings and oil into batter; stir until blended. Pour batter into hot skillet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Serve hot.