These make me think of fall. The smell emitting from my kitchen as these baked was so welcoming. Ok. I suppose I should be honest. If it has bacon it is welcoming, that's just a rule. Bacon makes everything better. Along with butter. and my other favorite...butter. My thighs hate me. My tummy loves me. I suppose it is a draw.
I adapted this recipe from one I found in the back of sausage package, it called for dried apricots and an apricot sauce...While that sounded delicious in its own right... the apples and sausage combine to add the perfect hint of fall to your palate. And the apple cider whiskey sauce completes the marriage of autumn flavors. And it was really easy to make. if we do not count the injury from the not so friendly skewers.
PSA alert...do not make these while your best friend is in town visiting. You will stab yourself and make a bloody mess. And you will only be able to find a candy land band aid. Guess what, I would make these again and again;) my kitchen smelled that good.
1 package sausage links (sliced)
8 slices bacon
1 apple, cut into cubes
2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 tbsp apple cider
1 tbsp whiskey
Pre cook sausage for 10 min in gently boiling water. Drain and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Alternate the sausage and apples on the skewers, weaving the bacon back and forth in a ribbon like fashion between them. If you grill, it would be 3-4 minutes each side. Or I baked them for 15 minutes on 350 each side, basting every few minutes with the sauce.
To make sauce, in a sauce pan, dump brown sugar, chili powder and mustard and whisk on high heat, after thoroughly combined add in apple cider and whiskey( I used bourbon, I know you are all shocked) Heat through for about 2-3 minutes, stirring.
and then proceed to partake in some goodness. and if you plan to grill these, just soak the wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes to prevent burning.