VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) apricot halves
- 1 package (10 ounces) uncooked Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Golden Brown Sausage Links
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8 maraschino cherries
- Drain apricots, reserving 1 cup juice. Arrange apricots in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
- In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved apricot juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in the lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon; pour over apricots.
- Place sausages and cherries over apricots. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Sausage Links in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p12