|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 appetizers (12 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Sausages make a great appetizer for almost any meal, but especially for a hearty meal served on a cold winter day. The combination of tender, juicy, and savory sausage with the brown sugar, applesauce, mustard, and garlic is wonderful. You can also serve this recipe as a main course, perhaps with some mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.
Serve this recipe with toothpicks or plates and small forks for a more elegant presentation. For the crockpot version, take a look at crockpot appley kielbasa.
- 2 pounds sausage (kielbasa, fully cooked)
- 3/4 cup sugar (brown)
- 1 cup applesauce (chunky)
- 1/4 cup mustard (Dijon)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
Cut the kielbasa into 2" pieces using a very sharp knife.
Combine the sausage with the brown sugar, applesauce, mustard, and garlic in a large saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer the sausage in the sauce, stirring frequently, until the sausage reaches an internal temperature of 165 F as tested with a meat thermometer. The sausage should be glazed at this point. This whole process should take about 10 to 14 minutes.
If you like it hot, add some diced jalapeno peppers or some crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to this recipe.