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A bowl of Mussels with Apples
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Mussels with Apples

A delicious and quick dinner for a week night or dinner party, Mussels with Apples are sure to please. Steamed in a light cream sauce with apples and apple brandy for an amazing flavor combination. On the table in 20 minutes start to finish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, mussels
Servings: 8
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Barbara Curry


  • 4 slices Thick sliced bacon cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms thinly sliced
  • ½ apple peeled, coored and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 ounces Apple Brandy
  • 1 cup cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 lbs mussels/clams scrubbed


  • 1.In a small skillet, cook the bacon over medium high heat until brown. Reserve to a paper towel lined plate.
  • 2.In a large pot, heat butter until it’s bubbly, add the sliced shallots and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and apples and cook until the apples are tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Add apple brandy and stir to get bits of the bottom off the pan. Add cream and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • 3.Once the cream mixture has come to a boil, add mussels and cover, shaking to coat with cream mixture. Cook until all the mussels have opened, about 5-10 minutes. Shake throughout to coat mussels with cream mixture. Serve sprinkled with bacon.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4.8mg