Servings: 4 · Prep Time: 15 mins · Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Snacks | Sides

These sausage, shallot and apple bites are incredible, the perfect taste tantaliser. They are easy to make and delicious eaten hot or cold. We usually make around 12-14 per batch, but you could make them smaller to make them more party finger food friendly or indeed bigger. To make these we put all the raw ingredients in to one bowl and use our hands to get messy! We recommend using butchers gluten free sausage meat but you could also use 100% ground pork as both work really well. They are flavour packed and it it impossible to have just the one. We appreciate that apple isn't low carb or keto, but "per bite", it is such a small amount. But it really adds to the taste and texture of the bites. However, of course you have an option of leaving it out or you could replace it with another vegetable of choice, sugar as courgette or pepper. With a maximum of 1.5g carbs (including the apple) per ball, these will be a talking point to any one you serve them to. Enjoy them hot from the oven, at a festive gathering, on the table of family feast or cold for a mezze lunch. They keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.



  • sausage meat (450g)
  • shallots (100g)
  • ground almonds (2 tbsp)
  • apple, finely chopped (keep skin on) (100g)
  • sea salt (1/2 tsp)
  • black pepper (1/2 tsp)
  • dried sage (2 tsp)
  • egg (1 large)


Preheat oven to 180C.
Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and using your hands fully combine until the mixture is evenly mixed.
If the sausage meat mix is too wet this could be due to the high water content of the meat itself so add a little more ground almonds.
Roll into edible sized balls (we make around 12) and place into the oven on a greased baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve immediately hot or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator and eat cold. To be eaten within 3 days of making.




If you cannot tolerate ground almonds, then replace with ground seeds, such as flax.