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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 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 User ID: 3927811 252280
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

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

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 238877
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

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

dancingfool User ID: 7427237 85514
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

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

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 156471
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

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

~ Theresa"

Minx User ID: 2518550 160662
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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