This is the most delicious appetizer! It is always totally consumed! It is originally from Shirley Flint.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large skillet, fry sausage until it is browned. Drain well. Cut the sausage into bite-size pieces.

  • In a small casserole dish, combine sausage, brown sugar, applesauce, and onion.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Serve with toothpicks for easy nibbling.

Nutrition Facts

501 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 28.6g; fat 35.6g; cholesterol 86.3mg; sodium 837mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Couldn't believe how great this was. We tweaked the recipe a little by sauteeing the onions but isn't that what cooking is all about! And... it was totally consumed at the party I brought this to. Thanks! Read More
(35)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2007
This recipe is good but needs some adjustments. First 2 pounds of sausage is just way too much for an appetizer designed for 8 people(1 link per person). I used 1.5 pounds (6 links) for 12 people and that was still a lot. Second there is way too much brown sugar in the original recipe. I added 2 Tbsp and that was plenty. Next time I'll try it with none at all. Read More
(12)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Couldn't believe how great this was. We tweaked the recipe a little by sauteeing the onions but isn't that what cooking is all about! And... it was totally consumed at the party I brought this to. Thanks! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2004
I made this for Bunco a few weeks ago. I was testing new recipes out on my friends to use for our holiday parties. Every one of them has come to me and asked me for this recipe! I drained the applesauce just a little so it wouldn't be too soupy. The flavors were fantastic!!! It was hard to keep my husband and daughters from eating all of it before I brought it to Bunco. Thanks this will be a great addition to our party table! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
WOWOWOWOWOW!!! i am not a sausage lover usually i just made these for a little after Christmas party and i cant keep my hands off they are yummy and everyone asked for the recipe half the guests didnt get to try them they vanished so fast. thanks a bunch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very easy to make, and lots of good flavor. It was a hit at the party! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2009
This is a great recipe. It was so easy to make great for a make ahead appetizer. After tasting the sausage and commenting to my husband how good it was he informed me he added beer to the skillet after he browned the meat. We cooked the sausage in a pan with chopped onions browned then added 1/4 cup beer. The second time we made it we used alittle less brown sugar much better not so sweet. Really Good.... Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2007
This recipe is good but needs some adjustments. First 2 pounds of sausage is just way too much for an appetizer designed for 8 people(1 link per person). I used 1.5 pounds (6 links) for 12 people and that was still a lot. Second there is way too much brown sugar in the original recipe. I added 2 Tbsp and that was plenty. Next time I'll try it with none at all. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
I just realized I haven't rated this recipe. I have been making it for several years for get togethers. I rarely have any leftovers. I do make sure the sausage is good and browned before I mix it with the other ingredients. If its only lightly browned it doesn't taste quite as good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
Very simple recipe that is very tasty. I used regular applesauce since that's what I had on hand and it was delicious. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great quick appetizer for any occasion. Read More
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