Our guests really enjoyed these tasty bites. I did not use the crockpot -- instead I mixed the sauce ingredients together in a large saucepan and then added the sausages. I let it cook on very low heat for a couple hours, then added the pineapple chunks. In place of the bratwursts, I used some of the Aidell's sausages (the one I picked had artichokes in them). This is a snap to put together, takes no time at all. The sauce is very, very good. Janae, thanks for posting.