Alisha’s Kitchen > Autumn Apples & Sausage Recipe

ApplesNSausageThese last couple mornings I have woken up to find a distinct chill in the air.  The chill that means that fall is just around the corner, bringing all of that bountiful local harvest.  Our recipe this week is a fantastic but simple weeknight dinner featuring apples and fresh herbs, my favorite autumn flavors (that’s right, back off pumpkin spice!).

To get this recipe started, grab a sizeable skillet.  First you will put in the 4 sausage links to brown on medium, turning when necessary to heat throughout.  While the sausages start to sizzle, chop the onion into long pieces and dice the apple.  Once the sausage has a nice brown to it, push them to the outside of the pan.  Turn the heat to medium high and add the butter and onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  As the onions soften, add the apples and sauté them all together for 10-15 minutes until caramelizing.  To finish the dish, sprinkle the brown sugar over top and stir in, then add the vinegar and fresh sage.  Stir the whole pan together, sausages and all.  As the vinegar cooks off, sauce will thicken.  Remove from heat and serve over rosemary red potatoes (super easy recipe follows!)

ApplesSausage_IngredientsIngredients:

  • 4 links fully cooked turkey or chicken sausage
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • Rosemary red potatoes

Roast 1 ½ lbs red potatoes in the oven til softened OR take a kitchen shortcut, and buy a bag of ‘steamables’ red potatoes.  Cook according to package directions, let cool a tiny bit until you can handle them.  Cut them into big chunks, add 1-2 tbsp butter, your preference, add chopped fresh rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste.

  • 1 ½ lbs red potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper