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Polish Kraut and Apples Recipe

Polish Kraut and Apples Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 pound smoked Polish sausage or kielbasa, 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer