Polish Kraut with Apples

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


2 servings

Updated: Nov. 12, 2022
The combination of apples, sauerkraut and smoked sausage gives this hearty dinner an old-world flavor. I enjoy this, and it's so easy to make. —Caren Markee, Cary, Illinois
Polish Kraut with Apples Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 pound smoked Polish sausage or kielbasa, cut up
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup apple juice


  1. Place half the sauerkraut in an ungreased 1-1/2-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 3-4 hours or until apples are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 522 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1440mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.