Sausages with spiced wine and apples

    31 minutes

    Sausages get a delicate new flavour when they are poached in white wine and then browned in butter, and served with a sauce of apples, cinnamon and shallot.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 300 ml dry white wine
    • 250g good-quality pork or chicken sausages
    • ½ small onion
    • 2 crisp dessert apples
    • 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
    • 200 ml chicken or vegetable stock
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:31min 

    1. Bring the wine to the boil in a large frying pan and poach the sausages gently for 10 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, peel and grate the shallot or onion and peel, quarter, core and slice the apples.
    3. Gently melt a small knob of the butter in a second frying pan. Remove the sausages from the first pan, reserving the wine. Discard any loose skins and fry the sausages slowly in the butter until they have browned all over.
    4. Meanwhile, add the shallot or onion to the white wine in the first pan, along with the apples, chicken or vegetable stock, brown sugar, cinnamon and the remaining butter. Bring the mixture to the boil, lower the heat and simmer until the apples are tender and the liquid is reduced to a thin syrup. Serve the sausages with the apple sauce.


    good source of vitamins A, B group and E.


    Good-quality sausages are essential, but choose a milder variety, otherwise the flavour may clash with the apple sauce. Chicken sausages are available from most larger supermarkets and specialist poultry shops.

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    This is an amazing way to cook sausages. I first found it a couple of months ago and loved it, having made it several times it has become a firm favourite. It's easy and the spicy apple sauce is delicious. Goes well with a creamy mash, broccoli and carrots. Susie P.  -  08 Apr 2014