- PickingBeginning of October
Halve the apples stem to tip end. Remove core with melon baller and discard. Scoop out flesh, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick border. Chop scooped-out apple flesh and reserve.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Heat oil in skillet set over medium heat; sauté onion, garlic, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and reserved apple for about 10 minutes or until softened. Let cool. Stir in pork and half of the crushed croutons.
Stuff each apple half with pork mixture. Place in 11- x 7-inch (2 L) glass baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining crushed croutons and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until internal temperature of pork reaches 160°F (71°C). Sprinkle with chives before serving.