Saturday, December 4, 2010

Polish Sausage Appetizer

Now, if you've been following me for a while then you know how I love a kielbasa! What's not to love? It's perfect for a quick meal and even better as an appetizer. I always try to keep one or two in the freezer. I just feel better knowing they're in there, just in case. So, when I received my monthly newsletter from Gooseberry Patch this week and saw a recipe for an appetizer that used kielbasa, I knew I had to try it. The recipe can also be found in Gooseberry Patch's Comfort and Joy, copyright 2004.

Polish Sausage Appetizer
2 lbs. Polish sausage, sliced
1 onion, diced
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1 c. applesauce

Combine all ingredients in a 13"x 9" baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour, stirring after 30 minutes. Place in a slow cooker to keep warm for serving. Makes 8 servings.

Two pounds of sausage, sliced into bite-sized pieces.

One large onion...

finely diced and added to the sausages

3/4 c. packed brown sugar

One cup of applesauce added to the brown sugar

Pour the sauce over the sausage and onions.

Coat evenly and cook for one hour, as directed.

After removing from the oven, my husband and I decided to sample. We loved the flavor. But, Eric got the idea that it needed some fresh garlic. So, he finely chopped a few cloves before we put them in the crock to keep warm until serving. I have to admit, the garlic worked. The garlic worked well at balancing the sweetness from the sugar and applesauce. He was right! And now, I've put it in writing to live forever...

With or without garlic, these are excellent and easy.
Try them and enjoy!

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