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Polish Kraut and Apples

 Polish Kraut and Apples
My family loves this hearty, heartwarming meal on cold winter nights. The tender apples, brown sugar and smoked sausage gave this dish fantastic flavor. I like making it because the prep time is very short. #151;Caren Markee, Crystal Lake, Illinois
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 pound smoked Polish sausage or Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage, cut up
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup apple juice


  • Place half of the sauerkraut in an ungreased 3-qt. slow cooker. Top
  • with sausage, apples, brown sugar, caraway seeds if desired and
  • pepper. Top with remaining sauerkraut. Pour apple juice over all.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until apples are tender.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 546 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1,630 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer