Fried Apples and Sausage

Fried Apples and Sausage

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

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Fried Apples and Sausage is an old vintage recipe I’ve had for over 25 years. It’s easy to make and delightful for a big country-style or holiday breakfast. Plus, it includes only 4 ingredients, making it easy, easy, E-A-S-Y! The recipe is also gluten free for those who have gluten intolerance. Every bite is rich and savory.

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A little over 26 years ago, we had some really close friends who wanted to do a send-off for us before we left Massachusetts and headed for Texas. They had us over for “breakfast for dinner” the night before we left. Carolyn made a Cheesy Scrambled Egg dish, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, bacon, fresh fruit with homemade pastries, Fried Potatoes, Blueberry Muffins, Fried Apples and Sausage and several other things I can no longer remember. Our kids loved everything and they were very young teenage boys at the time.

She put on a spread for us that was unbelievable. Not only was everything delicious, but there must have been at least ten items to choose from. And yes, we chose EVERYTHING! We’ve never forgotten that delightful dinner menu or the company of our friends that we so enjoyed.

I have made this recipe a few times since then, but dragged it out of the archives to make for a “breakfast for dinner” I had in October for our Wednesday night community group. I served it with Hash Brown Potato Nests and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. Everyone loved the little mini sausage balls. The syrup from the apples set the sausage off perfectly. I fry the apples in butter and then add a little sugar while the apples are frying. The ingredients break down into a syrup so that when the ingredients are tossed together with the miniature sausage balls, they’re coated in the syrup. The effect is unbelievably irresistible.

Fried Apples and Sausage is a delightful entree or side dish to add to your company or holiday breakfast menu. But it’s easy enough to make for regular breakfasts too. Your family will love it!

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Fried Apples and Sausage is a wonderful breakfast entree.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

The ingredients make up into a syrup while frying, which coat the apples and sausage. So delectable.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

I served the Fried Apples and Sausage with Pecan Cinnamon Rolls and Hash Brown Potato Nests.

Here’s what I did.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

I used these ingredients.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Pinch off the sausage and roll into miniature balls. Place in a large skillet and fry over low to medium heat.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Continue cooking sausage and turning the sausage balls over until all sides are cooked.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausageFried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Remove the sausage balls to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Set aside.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Clean out skillet and add butter. Add thinly sliced apple slices and saute.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Continue cooking and turning apples over to brown on the other side. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

As the apples continue to cook, a syrup will form. Continue sauteing the apples until they are fork tender. (Try not to turn the apples after adding the sugar because they will be too fragile and break up too much.)

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Add miniature sausage balls and heat through, stirring occasionally.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Serve with your favorite sides.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Fried Apples and Sausage is gluten free.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

It’s delicious with Hash Brown Potato Nests and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls.

Here’s the recipe.

FRIED APPLES AND SAUSAGE

(Recipe adapted from Carolyn Allen, Millbury, MA)

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage
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Fried Apples and Sausage

Fried Apples and Sausage is a fantastic breakfast entree. Sausage is formed into miniature balls and the apples make up their own syrup while frying. When it's all stirred together the dish is so mouthwatering and amazing you'll want more! Great for weekend, holiday or company breakfasts. Gluten free.
Course Breakfast, Pork Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword apples, breakfast, brunch, fried apples and sausage, holiday breakfast, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 371kcal
Author Teresa

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet (Mine is 14")
  • 1 plastic spatula
  • 1 sharp paring knife to pare and slice apples

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild, bulk pork sausage formed into miniature balls
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. butter as needed
  • 4 medium Gala apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (brown sugar can also be used)

Instructions

  • Shape sausage into real tiny meatballs and fry in skillet until done.
  • Set aside and drain on paper towels.
  • Drain grease and clean out skillet.
  • Melt a few tablespoonfuls butter in the cleaned skillet.
  • Add apple slices and cook on higher heat to brown quickly on both sides.
  • Simmer, and turn heat to low.
  • Don’t turn afterwards or they will get too soft so they break up.
  • Sprinkle with sugar (brown sugar is nice, too, since it will caramelize).
  • Add more butter if necessary and turn to coat the apples so it forms a syrup and apples are well-coated.
  • Once the apples are fork-tender, add sausage miniature balls.
  • Heat through; then serve.
  • If saving for the next day layer sausage in oblong pan, then apple slices (like lasagna), and warm in microwave or oven until ready to serve.

Notes

NOTE: Once you add the sugar to the apples, it is best not to turn them any more because they become too delicate and will tear apart easily. Just allow them to cook in the syrup and move them around with a spatula every so often.
 
NOTE: If saving for the next day layer sausage in oblong pan, then apple slices (like lasagna), and warm in microwave or oven until ready to serve.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Fried Apples and Sausage makes its own syrup. This is also good made with brown sugar because the syrup will caramelize.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

This is a great entree to make for weekend, company or holiday breakfasts. Especially if you enjoy a really large country-style breakfast.

Fried Apples and Sausage | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delightful #breakfast entree uses only 4 ingredients. It's so easy to whip up & everyone enjoys the miniature #sausage balls. This #recipe makes its own syrup while cooking. Delicious for a weekend, company or #holiday breakfast. #pork #GlutenFree #HolidayBreakfast #FriedApplesAndSausage

Every forkful is succulent, savory and amazing.

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