Pillsbury Bake-Off Recipe: Apple Stuffing Mini Meat Loaves

(Columbia) June 29, 2004 - One hundred finalists are headed to Hollywood over the weekend for the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Candace McMenamin of Lexington was among those trying to win the $1 million first prize with her recipe for Apple Stuffing Mini Meat Loaves.

Suzanne Conrad of Findlay, Ohio, won $1 million when she was named the winner of the 41st Pillsbury Bakeoff Winner on Tuesday for her Oats 'n' Honey Granola Pie.

Prep Time: 15 minutes (Ready in 55 minutes)

Servings: 1 meatloaf & 1 tablespoon gravy each


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 5.9 oz box Betty Crocker Port Helper Pork Chops & Stuffing
  • 1 1/2 lb. meat loaf mixture (equal parts ground beef, pork and veal) or lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Sprigs fresh parsley

Preparation Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350degrees F. Spray 15x10 inch pan with sides with cooking spray.
  2. In a 4 quart bowl, beat eggs. Set Gravy Mix packet aside. Add Seasoning and Stuffing packets, meat loaf mixture, apple, celery and Worcestershire sauce to eggs; stir until thoroughly combined. Shape mixture into 6 (4x3 inch) loaves; place in sprayed pan. Place meat thermometer into center of 1 loaf.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Let meat loaves stand while making gravy.
  4. In small bowl, mix Gravy Mix and hot water with wire whisk or fork until smooth. If desired, stir in additional water until desired consistency.
  5. Remove meat loaves from pan; place on large serving platter. Pour gravy evenly over loaves. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

posted by Danielle Amos