Apple Sweet and Sour Brats

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  • 12 bratwurst
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large apple, cored and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, simmer sauerkraut with applesauce and apple juice for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large deep skillet, heat butter over medium heat; add onions and saute, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add brown sugar, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. The onions should be caramelized.
  5. Add apple pieces and saute for 5 more minutes until apples are just tender.
  6. Add to sauerkraut along with cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  7. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  8. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill.
  9. Grill bratwurst directly over fire, turning, until evenly browned, about 5-7 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160.
  10. Remove bratwurst from grill and serve with sauerkraut.
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