Apricot Kielbasa Slices

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This easy-to-fix kielbasa appetizer is coated in a thick, zesty sauce with just the right amount of sweetness. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Apricot Kielbasa Slices Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fully cooked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook and stir sausage until browned. Remove from pan; discard drippings.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to skillet; cook and stir over low heat until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Stir in sausage; heat through.

Apricot Kielbasa Slices Tips

What is kielbasa?

Kielbasa is the Polish word for sausage, and in Poland it can refer to a variety of traditional sausages. Here in the U.S., Polska kielbasa is typically a mild pork or beef sausage that is not smoked (or is very lightly smoked) and is seasoned with garlic and other spices. It's not spicy! For more, try it in these other kielbasa recipes.

How do you cook fresh kielbasa?

You can cook fresh kielbasa nearly any way you like: Grill it, boil it, bake it or cook it in a skillet. Kielbasa goes nicely on a bun with a healthy heaping of sauerkraut on top.

Can you make this kielbasa appetizer ahead of time?

You can make this recipe a few hours before serving, but keep it in a slow cooker on low heat. Need a recipe you can make the night before? Try some of these party-worthy make-ahead appetizers.

Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 47 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.