Farmer's market sausages and apples

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10 min


4 to 6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • olive oil
  • 4 to 6 large sausages , such as savoury farmer's, turkey or Italian sausages
  • 3 small onions
  • 3 small firm apples , such as McIntosh or Royal Gala
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly or hot pepper jelly
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • Generous pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • Lightly coat a large, wide frying pan with oil and set over medium-high heat. Prick sausages in several places, then add. Cook until well browned all over, turning often, 5 to 7 minutes. Add more oil, if needed. Meanwhile, cut onions into wedges. Cut unpeeled apples into thick wedges, discarding cores. Then remove sausages to a plate.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add onions to pan. Stir often until they start to brown, about 2 minutes. Add more oil, if needed. Then add apple wedges. Stir often until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk juice with jelly and Dijon. Jelly will be clumpy. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with basil and pepper. Using a wooden spoon, stir until jelly melts. Return sausages to pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and stir occasionally until sausages are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Then if apples are not as tender as you like or sauce is not thick enough, continue simmering, uncovered, stirring occasionally a few more minutes. Taste and add more basil or pepper, if needed. Terrific over wide egg noodles.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 278,
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g,
  • Fat
  • 16.2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 517 mg.

Visit your local market or butcher and load up on a variety of sausages. They’re absolutely delicious pan-fried with colourful fall apples.