Stovetop Apple Kielbasa

Stovetop Apple Kielbasa

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
240 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 9g
Calcium 30mg 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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fully-cooked kielbasa sausage
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chunky applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Stovetop Apple Kielbasa ingredients

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  2. Cut the kielbasa into 2" pieces using a very sharp knife.

    sliced kielbasa on a cutting board

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  3. 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.

    sausage with the brown sugar, applesauce, mustard, and garlic in a large saucepan

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  4. 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.

    Stovetop Apple Kielbasa in a saucepan

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Spicy Recipe Variation

If you like it hot, add some diced jalapeno peppers or some crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to this recipe.