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 Apricot Sausage Links
"This is an attractive contribution to any brunch," promises Joann Frazier Hensley of McGaheysville, Virginia. A nicely spiced sauce glazes hearty pork sausages, canned apricot halves and maraschino cherries to create a swift side dish that complements pancakes, waffles or French toast.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) apricot halves
  • 1 package (10 ounces) uncooked Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 192 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 461 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.