Festive Fruit N Franks Recipe

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A zesty mix of apricot preserves, pineapple, mandarin oranges and apple gives a sweet treatment to cocktail franks. Serve this and you'll receive compliments galore.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature smoked sausage links
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large red apple, cut into chunks

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 180 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and lemon juice until smooth. Add the preserves and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add sausage and pineapple; stir to coat. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, stir in oranges and apple. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Festive Fruit N Franks in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p23

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