Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver."
-William James, Author

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I love paté and this version made with apples instead of butter is great tasting and great for you, with only 70 calories per 1/4 cup.



Servings: 16 | Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, for about 5 days.

2 tsp olive oil
2 small Golden Delicious apples (peeled and diced small)
1/2 large white onion (diced)
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 lb chicken livers
2 large hard cooked eggs
2 Tbsp cognac
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 Tbsp fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Place 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent - about 5 minutes.

Add rosemary, thyme, basil, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook for one minute.

Add livers and toss until just brown on the outside.

Cover the pot and place in the preheated oven.

Cook until livers are just brown through - about 20 minutes.

Place the remaining teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the diced apple and cook, tossing frequently, until the apple is soft. There should be slight browning of the outside of the apple with the inside being soft.

While they are cooking, place the eggs, cognac, sherry and parsley in a blender jar.

When livers are done, add the mixture to the blender, along with the cooked apples, and puree until smooth.

Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Servings: 16

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 124mg 42%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 0% Iron 16%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 111 mg
Magnesium 7 mg