Some recipes are so simple they're almost embarrassing to post. That's how I feel about this recipe for Smoked Sausage with Apples & Onions. I did say almost embarrassing, so I'm going to go ahead and post it. It's funny how sometimes the simplest of recipes turn out to be the best. That's how I feel about this dish. This is my youngest sons absolute favorite recipe, so I make it at least once a month.
A couple weeks back I shared a recipe for a apple cider pound cake on my face book page. That particular recipe sparked a conversation on cooking and baking with apple cider. I mentioned how I love cook and bake with apple juice or cider. I received so many comments with the same question........ how do you cook with apple cider? I went on to explain how I use apple juice or cider in my Fall Off The Bone Ribs recipe and when I bake smoked sausage.
Smoked Sausage W/Apples & Onions
2 - (16 ounce) packages smoked sausage or Polska Kielbasa
1 - large granny smith apple, cut into chunks
1 - small onion, cut into chunks.
1/4 - cup light brown sugar
1/2 - cup apple juice or cider
salt and pepper, to taste (if needed)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut apples into 4 inch size pieces (or thickly slice). Add to a 8 x 8 or similar size baking dish.
Add apples and onions, and sprinkle brown sugar over all the sausage. Add 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider and cover the baking dish.
Bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove lid and turn the sausage to coat. Continue baking un- covered for an additional 5 -7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving.
Cooks Note: Pineapple chunks can also be substituted for apples. If using pineapple chunks drain the juice and use in place of the apple juice or cider.