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Sausage with Apple Sauerkraut

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 505 calories, 39g fat (17g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1426mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • kzebarth
    Aug 6, 2016

    The flavor of the sauerkraut with the apple was amazing. Will definitely be making this again!

  • sugarcrystal
    Dec 6, 2015

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

  • dancingfool
    Oct 27, 2014

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

  • lurky27
    Oct 22, 2011

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

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    Apr 27, 2011

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  • Minx
    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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    Jun 3, 2009

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    Dec 14, 2006

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