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Cider-Glazed Brats with Apples and Onions

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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This sweet cider glaze, slow-simmered with apples, brown sugar and onions, is the perfect complement to smoky bratwurst links.
By Arlene Cummings
Updated Oct 18, 2011
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package (14 oz) cooked smoked bratwurst (6 links)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Fresh bratwurst can also be used. Just adjust your cooking time as directed on the package.
  • tip 2
    Brats can be served on rolls with spicy mustard.


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