Sausage and Sauerkraut

"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.)"
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Ready In:
2hrs 5mins




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

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  1. 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!!!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. What an easy, delicious dish! It tastes so close to my grandmother's own sauerkraut, I couldn't believe it! I did add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar to this recipe because I really like sweet kraut. The only other thing I'd recommend would be to grease or spray the bottom of the baking pan. I can't wait to try this on my Austrian friend who also misses Grandma's cooking!
  5. I made this as a last minute "extra" for our family's German Christmas party and it was a huge hit - not even close to any leftovers. I assembled this the night before (in no time at all) and used smoked German-style sausages and sliced them into thick diagonal slices. It was definitely sweeter than I expected, but not too much, just perfect. It was also wonderfully moist. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks!


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