Rating: 4.5 stars
149 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

A twist on traditional meatloaf, this dish is sweet and savory with a tangy glaze.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 20 mins
5 mins
1 hr 45 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the celery and onion with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and browned, about 12 minutes. Stir in the carrot, and cook for 5 more minutes; stir in the apple, and remove the mixture from the heat.

  • In a mixing bowl, lightly mix together the ground chicken, egg, 1/3 cup of applesauce, milk, bread crumbs, poultry seasoning, sage, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and black pepper. Mix in the cooked vegetable-apple mixture. Form the mixture into a loaf, and place into the center of a 9x12-inch baking dish.

  • In a bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of applesauce, the Dijon mustard, and honey into a smooth mixture, and spread the glaze over the top and sides of the meat loaf.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until the internal temperature of the loaf is 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 30 more minutes. Allow the loaf to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 84.4mg; sodium 498.9mg. Full Nutrition