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Gorgonzola, Nut & Herb Roasted Apples With Balsamic Marinated Steak

This meal really puts the side dish in the spotlight.

Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, apples, fruit, grill, marinade, roasted fruit, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

For the Apples

  • 2 Red Apples {halved & cored}
  • 1 4-oz package Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/4 cup each Chopped Pecans & Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

For the Steak

  • 2-3 lbs Flat-iron or Flank Steak
  • 2/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Rosemary
  • 4 cloves Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

For the Apples

  1. Preheat an oven to 375. Combine ingredients for filling. 

  2. Arrange apples, cut side up, in a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. 

  3. Fill apples with cheese and nut mixture. Spread the additional mixture over the top of the apples. 

  4. Bake, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes, until cheese has lightly browned. 

  5. Cover, then bake an additional 20 minutes, until apples are fork tender. Turn oven off and let apples sit in the hot oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

For the Steak

  1. Combine ingredients for the marinade. Cover steak in marinade in zip-top bags and let sit, refrigerated, for 6 hours. Rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

  2. Grill 4-6 minutes per side over medium-high heat, until internal temperature has reached 145 degrees, for medium-rare. Rest for 5 minutes before slicing.