Get ready for a comforting and delicious meal with our Apple Lamb Shoulder recipe. This easy-to-make dish blends tender lamb with the sweetness of apples and a hint of garlic and rosemary, all rounded off with a splash of balsamic vinegar. It's a simple yet flavourful meal that's perfect for impressing your guests with minimal effort, so you can set your table! Just gather your ingredients, and let's create a dish that's sure to become a new favourite!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 hours
Lamb shoulder - roughly 1.5kg
750ml chicken stock
8 cloves of garlic
6 sprigs rosemary
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
One large red onion cut into wedges
One apple cut into cubes
One carrot chopped into large pieces
Salt & pepper
2tbsp Brown sugar
All purpose flour (for the gravy)
Preheat fan oven to 140°C (275°F).
Start by peeling your garlic cloves and placing half of them in the bottom of a cast iron covered pot along with half of your rosemary sprigs and half of you chopped onion, apple, and carrot. Place the lamb on top and scatter the other half of these around and on top of your lamb. Fill the pot with your chicken broth and add the balsamic vinegar. Your lamb shoulder should be mostly covered in liquid. If not, you can add more stock. Add a good amount of salt and pepper. Add one tablespoon of brown sugar to the liquid and use one to coat the top of the lamb. This will form a delicious glaze while baking. Cover with a lid and bake for 5 hours.
Remove from oven and place on your favourite Maison Fête antique serving dish. Scoop out some of the remaining liquid in the cast iron pot and transfer it to a small stovetop pot on low heat. Slowly add a teaspoon of all purpose flour and whisk vigorously until the liquid becomes a thick gravy. transfer the gravy to a saucière and bring to the table for your guests to enjoy!