Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Great summertime picnic dish, or winter time all-day casserole. The meat flavors the kraut, and the applesauce sweetens it. Great blend of flavors!! (I take a lot of liberty with the proportions of kraut, applesauce, etc. I just dump and mix, but this is as accurate as I can get. Just don't use too much onion.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and drain kraut.
  2. Combine with applesauce, flour, onion, and caraway.
  3. Layer sausage or pork with kraut mixture.
  4. Bake in tightly covered casserole at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Most Helpful

My husband who is not the biggest fan of sauerkraut REALLY loved this!!!! I used Gwaltney brand smoked Polish sausage and McIntosh apple sauce....the caraway seeds gave this a wonderful flavor....Thanks for a delicious (and easy) recipe!!!

gingerkitten D March 07, 2003

Loved the combination of apple, caraway & onion with the sausage. I cut the recipe back so only cooked for 1 1/2 hours, used a special spicy bratwurst that our Dutch butcher makes and a transparent apple - Absolutely great flavor This will be a regular here Thanks papergoddess

Bergy August 05, 2002

We really liked this. I have tried to throw together variations on the sauerkraut/smoked sausage mixture, which have all been ok, but this really hit the spot. My husband had two helpings, a rarity at our house.

Cocojane October 11, 2009