An easy and delicious blend of smoked sausage, apples, onions, and sauerkraut that everyone will love! This is great served with potatoes and cornbread. If you do not wish to use brandy, a good quality apple cider may be substituted for it in the gravy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Set aside.

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  • Make a layer of sliced apples in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with a bit of the cinnamon. Layer half of the onion, then half of the sauerkraut over the apples. Place all of the sausage slices over the sauerkraut, reserving the drippings in the pan. Cover the sausage with the remaining sauerkraut, onion, and top with apple slices. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon over the top.

  • Pour the heavy cream and brandy into the skillet with the sausage drippings. Place over medium heat, and stir to remove the bits of sausage flavor from the bottom. Pour over the sausage and apple casserole.

  • Cover, and bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 19.9g 6% DV; fat 23.7g 36% DV; cholesterol 76.4mg 26% DV; sodium 1465.1mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2004
I was really craving something with sauerkraut on a cold rainy day and this did the trick! Sauerkraut is not usually my favorite but this was very good. The apples seemed to cut a little bit of the bite of the kraut. I didn't do the cream sauce (didn't have the ingredients on hand) and it turned out very nicely. I also drained and rinsed the kraut to cut the saltiness. I will definately nake this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/06/2008
I typically like apples and sauerkraut. I made this with a smoked turkey kielbasa. But something didn't work for me - I think it was the cream paired with the vinegar from the kraut. I'll stick to no cream next time. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2004
I was really craving something with sauerkraut on a cold rainy day and this did the trick! Sauerkraut is not usually my favorite but this was very good. The apples seemed to cut a little bit of the bite of the kraut. I didn't do the cream sauce (didn't have the ingredients on hand) and it turned out very nicely. I also drained and rinsed the kraut to cut the saltiness. I will definately nake this again! Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
06/05/2008
I typically like apples and sauerkraut. I made this with a smoked turkey kielbasa. But something didn't work for me - I think it was the cream paired with the vinegar from the kraut. I'll stick to no cream next time. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
Delicious! My whole family LOVED it! I added 1 cup shredded cabbage to soften the sauerkraut flavor and it was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
This was GREAT. Used apple cider (couldn't find brandy). I'm not always a fan of apple/kraut recipes but this was delicious. Served with mashed potatos which were great with the cream sauce. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2010
Loved this recipe. I didn't have apple cider/juice/brandy on hand so I pureed an apple with a couple teaspoons of brown sugar and mixed that in with the cream and drippings. Also I use milk or 1/2 & 1/2 because that's what I usually have on hand. It's our favorite kraut/apple dish. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2006
I followed this recipe exactly as given. We like all the ingredients and are not picky eaters and enjoy trying different recipes. This one just did not work. Sauce was runny and the flavor was bland. Will not make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2004
My husband loved it. Couldn't find apple brandy but used apple shnapps; great flavor! I also added some caraway seed this is a great fall recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2008
Awesome recipe! Great infusion of flavors! My husband and I totally enjoyed it. I used a low fat smoked sausage and used half & half. I mixed some regular brandy and the juice from a cup of manadarin oranges instead of the apple brandy. I'm adding this to our favorites. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2007
I used Spiced Cider in with the cream and pan drippings. Without a thickening agent sauce didn't look like a gravy but more like curdled milk. I had alot of liquid after baking but maybe I didn't drain the kraut well enough or shouldn't have covered. The flavor was great but my husband thought it needed more meat. Read More
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