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Sweet ‘n’ Sour Sausage Appetizer

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4-6 servings

A sweet sauce and merry Christmas colors make this fruit-and-sausage combo a trusted holiday crowd-pleaser. Hearty enough to serve for brunch, it always disappears in a twinkling!


  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) frozen fully cooked breakfast sausage links
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, halved


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set the pineapple and juice aside. In a large saucepan, combine the cornstarch, salt, maple syrup, water, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the green pepper; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain. Cut each link into thirds. Add the sausage, cherries and reserved pineapple to saucepan; heat through.

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