Apple Sausage Appetizers


In Blasdell, New York, Dolores Barnas bakes sausage slices in a sweet glaze. This no-fuss appetizer makes plenty, so it's great for a football party or holiday gathering...just serve with toothpicks.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
20 servings


  • 2 (20 ounce) jars unsweetened chunky applesauce

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 pounds fully cooked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium onion, chopped


  1. In a bowl, combine applesauce and brown sugar. Stir in sausage and onion. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until bubbly.


Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with reduced-fat turkey Polish sausage) equals 117 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 404 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fruit.