Sautéed Sausage with Apples

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.

 

Ingredients

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

Directions

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!

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