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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 114.7
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.8 mg
  • Sodium: 487.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Polish Kraut 'n Apples



Introduction

Using a slow cooker makes this recipe as easy as it is tasty! Using a slow cooker makes this recipe as easy as it is tasty!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb fresh or canned sauerkraut
    1 lb lean smoked Polish sausage
    3 tart cooking apples -- thickly sliced
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp caraway seeds -- (optional)
    3/4 cup apple juice or cider

Directions

Rinse sauerkraut and squeeze dry.
Place half of the sauerkraut in slow cooker.
Cut sausage into 2 inch lengths. Place in slow cooker. Continue to layer in slow cooker, in order, apples, brown sugar, salt, pepper and if desired caraway seeds.
Top with remaining sauerkraut.
Add apple juice. DO NOT STIR.
Cover and cook for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours or until apples are tender.
Stir before serving.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VIKKIMARSCHINKE.






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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! Turkey Polska Kielbasa and Braeburn apples plus a Splenda/brown sugar mix and light apple juice will make this low calorie entree even lower in calories. - 6/20/08

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I'm polish and in Poland we used to eat something similar to this as a side salad to some kind of meat and potatoes. But we used just the sauer kraut, shredded tart apples, a little bit of onion and a bit of shredded carrots plus salt and pepper. It's easy to make and its a different kind of salad. - 6/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was wonderful. I used smoked turkey sausage and would not change a thing. Delicish!!!! - 6/29/08

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was very good...even my daughter who normally hates sauerkraut liked it! I used a little less brown sugar (about 1/3 cup instead of 1/2).

    Note to those who thought it was too salty-if you didn't rinse and drain the kraut, that could be the reason. Could also be the brand of sausage used. - 6/21/08

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I added 4 browned pork chops to this recipe and it was excellent! - 2/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I used 2 lb of sauerkraut and full-fat kielbasa (it was on sale...). I increased the amount of spices and apple juice a little but halved the brown sugar, and it turned out GREAT! The flavor is intense though, so I eat it with wheat bread, brown rice, etc.

    (P.S. Try adding diced potatoes!) - 2/28/09

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  • 12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I ran the ingredients as given thru the calculator. Calories: 380.4, Total fat: 22.1, Chol: 52.9mg, Sodium: 1273.9, Carb: 35.4, Fiber: 3.2, Protein: 11.3. Cut out the salt and brown sugar, use 12 oz chicken sausage, add 1 c shredded carrots and 1/2c onions. Much better!
    - 2/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used turkey keilbasa, light apple juice and splenda brown sugar and it came out awesome!!! I really loved it!!! - 6/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe and the kids liked it too so that makes it better. I used the splenda brown sugar blend and it was still great! - 6/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    one of my favourites, being Polish, but you really don't need the sugar!! - 6/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I've made this recipe many times using ribs. Once I made it for my visiting mother. I didn't know she didn't like kraut, she informed me as she took second helpings. The slight sweetness and apple plus the spices removes the vinegary taste not cared for by some. - 5/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used turkey kielbasa and used brown sugar splenda (1/2 the amount called for) and OH MY is this good. The house smells good and it tasted great. We'll make it again! - 3/14/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Flavor was outstanding. Just a little sweet will cut sugar back and try the splenda brown sugar to cut calories. - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I think I'll use less sugar next time. Instead of apple juice I used white wine and it worked great. My boyfriend who comes from a Polish family asked me to make it for their next family gathering! - 2/18/09

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The ingredients details (4 inch link) and the recipe (1 pound) don't agree on the amount of sausage. This would change the nutrition analysis quite a bit - 8/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Have your cake and eat it too without the fat. Or the bread. Better than the Strassenfest (German festival)
    This is Awesome I will MOST def be making this again. - 7/13/08

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I have made this often and love it BUTbefore you make it click the ingredients info on the right side of page. It is not correct as seems to be usual with so many of these recipes. - 11/4/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this again and omitted the brown sugar and it was even better! - 6/19/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this recipe. Will probably add a bunch of onions next time. Likely will decrease the sugar, the apples and apple juice added enough sweetness for us. - 10/21/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've made something like this before, omit the brown sugar and if you like the sauerkraut tart, don't rinse, hubby is polish descent,,If you find the sodium to high boil the sausage for a bit and take out the salt and fat intake??? and cont with recipe as directed. - 12/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    In agreement with many of the previous comments, you don't need the sugar, as the apples and cider/juice give it that perfect tart sweetness. I also make it with plain cabbage, by the way, and it's nearly as nice. - 10/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! The only changes I made were to use turkey polish-style sausage and jarred sauerkraut instead of canned. It's on our "to make again" list. Yum!! - 6/24/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    To Tinkerbell, the whole point of this recipe is the kraut. If you like sauerkraut, and I do now and then, this is a good recipe. The sausage has enough salt for my taste buds, so I didn't add the salt called for. Someone else might want it. - 6/19/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I liked this a lot with turkey sausage - 6/19/08

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My mom used to make this, except with beer instead of apple juice. It was really good, but I have a feeling it's even better with the apple juice!
    Thanks for sharing! - 6/25/09

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