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Polish Kraut with Apples

The combination of apples, sauerkraut and smoked sausage gives this hearty dinner an Old World flavor. I enjoy making it because it's so easy to make. —Caren Markee, Cary, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 pound smoked Polish sausage or kielbasa, cut up
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup apple juice


  • Place half the sauerkraut in an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Top with sausage, apples, brown sugar, caraway seeds if desired, and pepper. Top with remaining sauerkraut. Pour apple juice over all.
  • Cover and cook on low until apples are tender, 3-4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 522 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1440mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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