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Sausage with Apple Sauerkraut Recipe

Sausage with Apple Sauerkraut Recipe

Dress up sauerkraut with apple and fennel and serve it with Polish sausage or bratwurst. Top with your favorite mustard or relish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) smoked Polish sausage


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add the apples, sauerkraut, apple juice, caraway and fennel to the onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat sausage according to package directions; cut into slices. Serve with sauerkraut. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 505 calories, 39 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 1,426 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Reviews for Sausage with Apple Sauerkraut

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"I left out the lemon juice & fennel. Tasted a lot like a dish my grandma used to make!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Totally difference delicious way to have kielbasa! Sooo very easy!"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Perfect for any Octoberfest celebration! We used Granny Smith apples and turkey smoked sausage.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"Fabulous Fall recipe--my family DIDN'T like sauerkraut they thought--untiol I made this--has become one of our 'staples'. Just perfect sweet and sour balance. Kathy/Kamloops BC Canada"

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