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Sausage & Apple Cornbread Bake

I make a corn bread-style bake with sausage, maple syrup and apples when we want a hearty breakfast. It’s sweet, savory and easy to make. —Stevie Wilson, Fremont, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with apples.
  • In a small bowl, combine muffin mix, milk and egg just until moistened. Pour over apples. Bake, uncovered, until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with maple syrup.
  • Make-Ahead: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, several hours or overnight. To use, preheat oven to 400°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 618 calories, 34g fat (10g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 1209mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 6g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • cjmead
    Apr 19, 2020

    Sorry. Pretty tasteless considering it has both sausage and apples in it. Apples fried with sausage with a side of corn cakes is far more interesting.