I've made this several times since it was published. I puree the sauce at the end to make a nice, thick sauce with the apples and shallots. It gets around the rosemary leaves floating around. When you look at the picture, it looks like that's what they did and that's why i did it that way.
Fabulous, kept nibbling at it as it was cooking! I made this recipe exactly as written and the smell was amazing, causing me to nibble a bit as it cooked. The sauce is the most amazing melding of flavors. I served it over mashed rutabagas, and the contrast of sweet and bitter was quite good. Pros: tender meat, fabulous sauce