Happy New Year, miladies!
Now that I’m an old married lady, I find myself constantly on the hunt for meals that my husband will eat. He’s not that picky of an eater, but he’s definitely pickier than me! I always have to ask him before I make anything new: “Do you like xx?” In this case, I had to say, “Will you eat apples if they’re cooked?” (Trust me, I just never know!)
This is a recipe I’ve had in my arsenal for a long time, but hadn’t made in awhile. And actually the magazine I got it from is now defunct. Sigh, publishing. L But, luckily, I was able to find the same great recipe here!
My relatives had given us a big basket of fruit for the holidays, so I was really trying to find something to do with all the apples – unfortunately I am not someone who eats an apple a day – and this was the perfect solution once I found out Mr. would eat them cooked. It’s a super simple recipe that you can make quickly on the weeknight, and pair with a baked potato, tots, or fries. In this case, I made my own steak fries from some russet potatoes.
1 Tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
4 smoked chicken sausages, sliced **Milady Note: I used chicken & apple sausage**
3 small Granny Smith apples, cored, cut small **Milady Note: I used both Granny Smith and Gala apples because that’s what I had in my holiday basket. It was yummy! **
2 tsp sugar
3/4 cup white wine **Milady Note: I used white wine vinegar instead**
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried
Salt and pepper
Warm 1 -1/2 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausages, stirring, until browned. Transfer to a plate.
Warm remaining oil in skillet. Add apples, sprinkle with sugar and cook, turning occasionally, until light golden and slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Return sausages to skillet. Add wine and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid has thickened, about 5 minutes.
Return apples to skillet to reheat. Stir in thyme; season with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!