- Dish type
- Fruit starters
I love the combination of pork and apples, so I got the idea to make a party nibble with sausages and cooked apple slices. Enjoy!
2 people made this
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 2 sausages, sliced diagonally
- a knob of butter
MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20min
- Place the apple slices in a microwave-safe dish. Add a tablespoon of water and a pinch of sugar, mix. Cook in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until tender.
- Melt butter in a frying pan, add sliced sausage and cook over medium heat until browned and cooked through.
- Wrap each slice of sausage with a thin slice of apple. Secure with a small wooden skewer and serve.
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Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites
Stuffing on the Thanksgiving table is a must and these Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites are a fun take on a traditional Thanksgiving recipe!
Thanksgiving stuffing can be a holiday lightening rod. I've seen family members almost come to blows over their personal stuffing preferences. Take our family, for example. When I met my future husband and we began merging our Thanksgiving traditions, stuffing became a major debate. As our first holiday feast approached, and I helped plan the menu it quickly became apparent that my stuffing might make or break my future in-laws opinion of me. That was my admittedly insane thought as I sat in my kitchen drawing up the shopping list with Vivien, my MIL-to be, but I don't feel like I'm the only woman out there who has strapped on her crazy pants while coming up with their families holiday menu.
While I spent our first few holidays making my mother's preferred cornbread stuffing, I ultimately switched over to Vivien's favorite version, made with brioche, when it was clear I was never going to win her over with mine. I have to admit that Vivien did open my eyes to how good something new can be. Brioche stuffing is pretty incredible and it vanishes pretty quickly off of our table.
My kids are less discerning when it comes to stuffing. Cornbread or brioche, they will eat pretty much anything made with bread. However this year I'm starting my own tradition by making these Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites. Besides being so darn cute as well as personal sized so everybody can have one for themselves, they combine traditional stuffing flavors like celery and onions with two of my kids' favorites, pieces of sweet apple and chicken apple sausage. Because of these bites' small size, they get golden crispy around the edges in the oven and are perfect for little hands to dip into warm gravy.
I know changing your stuffing can require a big leap of faith and might have the whole family up in arms, but once they taste these how scrumptious these special holiday bites are, I bet they will be fighting over who gets the last one!
How to cook chicken apple sausage
Cut open your package and drizzle them with a little olive oil. You can bake them whole or cut them into slices like I do for this appetizer.
This brand of chicken sausage is already fully cooked so you don't NEED to cook them more but I like to. The reason is to get a nice sear on your sausages. That will add so much flavor to them.
You want to cook them on high heat so they will brown nicely on the exterior while still locking in those juices on the interior.
Kid's Apple Sausage Stuffing
This Kid's Apple Sausage Stuffing recipe is sweet, savory and truly delicious. It's our family's favorite stuffing recipe!
Stuffing is one of those Thanksgiving foods that I've found you don't have to twist a kid's arm to eat. I mean come on, the base of it is bread! With a crispy top layer and fluffy savory texture under the surface, this stuffing (or dressing) is pretty much your turkey&rsquos best friend this Thanksgiving. This stuffing recipe in particular is my kids' favorite one, hence why I named it Kid's Apple Sausage Stuffing!
I think stuffing might be my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I've come up with several variations over the years like Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing and these super fun, kid-friendly Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites.
There are tons of variations on the ingredients you can put in your stuffing. Cornbread, wheat or white bread, fruits, vegetables, herbs, the list goes on. But the mixture of ingredients in this Apple Sausage Stuffing is truly geared for little ones taste buds (and secretly mine, too!).The sweetness from the apples in this recipe nicely pairs with the salty sausage. Combined with the celery, onion and sage, this dish will make the whole kitchen smell amazing. And it tastes even better!
I love this stuffing recipe so much. I must admit it gets made several times a year - not just on Thanksgiving. It pairs really well with any roasted meat or poultry and the flavors really compliment so many other foods! Don't be afraid to work this into one of your weeknight dinners!
Is Thanksgiving your favorite meal of the year like me? I'm super excited even though this year will be a little different than usual, I'm still looking forward to gathering around the dinner table with my family.
Andouille Garlic Sausage Bites
Andouille Garlic Sausage Bites are an adult version of a Pigs in a Blanket type appetizer served with a Sweetened Dijonaise Dipping Sauce. An easy 30-minute appetizer.
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So anyway, after my packages arrived, it was a mad dash to decide which items we would try first. It was really difficult to decide because everything looks so good just straight out of the box. Luckily we&rsquove been working on an adult version of a &ldquoPigs in a Blanket&rdquo type appetizer so we were anxious to put the Andouille Sausage we ordered to the test with this Andouille Sausage Bites with our Dijonaise style Mustard Dipping Sauce.
These Andouille Sausage Bites are perfect for company, game day or any other need for a quick and tasty appetizer. Did I mention that they are also super easy to make? Not only that but this whole appetizer can be made ahead of time and just popped in the oven at just the right moment to serve a fresh, hot treat to your game day or poker night guests.
These little snacks are great to help stave off the hunger pangs prior to a dinner party as well. The whole recipe was a success because just soon after serving these, the only thing left was crumbs on the plate. :)
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Easy Recipe: Grain-Free Sausage & Apple Holiday Dressing (or Stuffing)
This year, my friend and I cooked Thanksgiving dinner together and she was kind enough to make her stuffing without bread for me, and it was fantastic! What's great about having friends who understand that your choices are yours and that they don't need to follow them if they don't want to is that they can eventually also see how easy it is to just avoid certain foods. I didn't even really mention it to her, but she said “well, I can just make the stuffing and leave out the bread for yours.” YES! Exactly! I can enjoy all of the same flavors and stuffing awesomeness without the digestive discomfort and brain fog I used to experience with a grain-based version.
I don't think the recipe itself is highly calculated, just whatever proportions you find tasty will be just fine.
Grain-Free Sausage & Apple Stuffing / Dressing
Yield: Approximately 6 servings.
Click here for estimated nutrition facts.
(this really is all okay to make by-taste, all measurements here are approximate)
- 1 lb ground sausage meat (I used pork but you can use another kind if you prefer)
- 1 Tbsp butter or bacon fat
- 1 onion, chopped into 1/2″ pieces (medium-large)
- 3 stalks of celery, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
- 2 green apples, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
- 4-6 fresh sage leaves, chopped
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- 1c chestnuts, roughly chopped (buy them pre-cooked or roast and shell them first- Trader Joe's and Whole Foods usually carry these)
- 1/4c dried cranberries (or fresh if you like 'em tart- I used fresh)
- 1/4c homemade chicken or turkey stock
Note: If you can't find a good quality sausage in a store, you can make it by simply add 2 tablespoons of Balanced Bites ITALIAN blend to 1lb of ground pork or chicken before browning it.
Brown the sausage then remove from the pan and set aside.
Sautée the onion, celery, apples and seasoning in either the remaining sausage fat or add some to the pan.
Add the chestnuts (already roasted or bought pre-roasted from TJs), cranberries and stock and simmer together until well heated and the cranberries either hydrate a bit (if dried) or cook down and pop (if fresh).
Add the sausage back in to combine all of the ingredients.
That's really it. You can then set it up in a pan and brown it in the oven a bit, or serve it as is.
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Sausage in a Blanket Bites
Apple Chicken Sausage Bites
Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful night with friends and family. That what I had. We got to spend New Year’s Eve with my parents at their house. My friends from college came down with their husbands and kids and we all just hung out, snacked, had some cocktails and just had a great time catching up. It was the first year that we were all married. There is a big difference between celebrating New Year’s in your 20’s and now in our 30’s. 8:30 hit and we all thought it was much later, but we all had a great time. We get busy and don’t get to talk to often but when we get together it’s like we just saw each other last week. I’m very lucky to have found real friends when I was young.
Everyone just showed up when they could and we relaxed. We had lot’s of delicious appetizers for dinner. I originally made these on Christmas day and then made a variation last night for everyone. Using the apple chicken makes these a perfect appetizer for a brunch with friends but you can have them anytime. I loved the flavor that the sausage brought. This sauce is a variation to the cocktail meatballs that are always so popular. It’s great for a party because you just dump the three ingredients into a slow cooker and walk away. They stay warm and do all the cooking while you’re working on other things. Give them a try next time you have friends over and you’ll see how fast they go!
To Make Easy Sausage Bites You Will Need
Buttery dough. To simplify things use a store-bought sheet of crescent dough. Buy the kind that is not perforated for making actual crescents. Usually it is labeled as ‘dough sheet’. If you’d rather make your own, do so in advance – we like this recipe.
Sausage. Pre-cooked works best for obvious reasons – it can be smoked or simply boiled. If you purchase raw sausage cook it ahead of time (boil, pan-fry or grill).
Egg. To make egg wash with a bit of water or a bit of milk or beer for a more flavorful option.
Spices/Dried herbs. To sprinkle over the buttery dough before you bake.
Tips and Tricks
-For extra flavor you can add in a couple teaspoons of cumin, coriander and hot pepper flakes.
-You can also use low fat cheese instead for those that are watching their calories or want to save on some calories but still get the savory taste at the end.
-Since these rolls don’t require any buns they’re perfect if someone is gluten free as well!
-Use your imagination and make this recipe even more yours by adding different types of cheeses, sauces like blueberry sauce or cranberries, applesauce etc., cut up bacon into smaller pieces so it’s easier to wrap around the skewers too.