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Sausage Applesauce Appetizer Recipe
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Sausage Applesauce Appetizer

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

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet, fry sausage until it is browned. Drain well. Cut the sausage into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a small casserole dish, combine sausage, brown sugar, applesauce, and onion.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Serve with toothpicks for easy nibbling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 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.

Nov 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!

Jan 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!

Jan 25, 2004

Very easy to make, and lots of good flavor. It was a hit at the party!

Jan 25, 2004

Great quick appetizer for any occasion.

Nov 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.

Jan 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.


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  • Calories
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 837 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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