Cider-Glazed Brats with Apples and Onions

This sweet cider glaze, slow-simmered with apples, brown sugar and onions, is the perfect complement to smoky bratwurst links.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6


tablespoons butter
small onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
package (14 oz) cooked smoked bratwurst (6 links)
cups apple cider
tablespoon packed brown sugar
Granny Smith apple, peeled, cut into julienne strips

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook onions about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Add bratwurst links; increase heat to medium-high. Cook about 8 minutes or until bratwurst are brown on all sides. Stir in apple cider and brown sugar. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; simmer about 5 minutes. Remove bratwurst from skillet; place on plate. Cover; set aside.
  • 3 Add apple to skillet; cook 10 minutes or until apple softens and sauce thickens. Return bratwurst to skillet. Serve.

Expert Tips

Fresh bratwurst can also be used. Just adjust your cooking time as directed on the package.

Brats can be served on rolls with spicy mustard.