Apple Bleu Cheese Mushrooms

I adapted this from a Spinach Bleu Cheese & Apple Salad with Walnuts. And since I don’t care for walnuts I alway switch to pecans

Apple Bleu Cheese Mushrooms

16 large Mushrooms
1/2 tsp Olive Oil
1 TBS Celery, diced fine
1/4 cup Apple, diced fine
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Pecans; finely chopped & lightly toasted
1 tsp Bleu Cheese; crumbled
1 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
2 tsp Panko*, crushed lightly

Clean mushrooms. Remove stems and set caps aside. Finely dice 2 TBS of the stems.

In small skillet over medium high heat, heat olive oil until hot. Add chopped mushroom stems and celery. Sauté until just tender, about 2 minutes. In small bowl, mix apples and lemon juice, add pecans, crumbled bleu cheese, parsley, and Panko, mix well.

Spoon apple filling into mushroom caps. Bake on baking sheet at 350° for 15 minutes.

*Panko can be found in the Asian isle by the Tempura mixes and sometimes near the fresh fish of most grocery stores now days.