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Easy Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake

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Sweet, tangy, salty, spicy, crispy, and soft, this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake is filled with a gamut of textures and flavors. Made with a handful of ingredients that include gorgeous Lucy™Rose apples, this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake is a tasty and healthier dish for the holidays or any day!

easy sausage apple bake for thanksgiving

Last year I had the good fortune to get my hands on some Lucy™Glo apples through Sprouts. And, at first cut, I was mesmerized. With a stunning pink-red hued interior, these apples were just as beautiful on the inside as they were on the outside.
And today, I get to share a recipe with y’all, with Lucy™Glo’s cousin, Lucy™Rose.

What are Lucy™Rose apples?

Lucy™Rose apples are a cross between Honeycrisp apples and Arlie Red apples. They originated in Central Washington. Lucy™Rose apples differ from Lucy™Glo apples with their bright red skin. But they both share a gorgeous pink-red hued flesh on the interior.

Lucyrose apples at Sprouts

What do Lucy™Rose apples taste like?

They are crisp, sweet, and tangy, with slight berry notes. They make a delicious addition to a cheese plate and add a unique spin to salads.
But, hands down, my favorite way to enjoy Lucy™Rose apples is in this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake!

This Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake is sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy ~ with a bunch of textures from crisp apples to smooth sausage.

Enjoying Lucyrose apples

Yes – even though this dish is baked, it is only baked for 10 minutes, which ever so slightly softens the skin of the apples but leaves them still gloriously crunchy on the inside. If you are following a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, you can enjoy this dish.

My daughter and I couldn’t get enough of this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake. We simply loved how flavors that we originally thought would not pair well, enhanced each other so beautifully. The perfect bite was when we grabbed a bit of sausage, a piece of apple, a sliver of a slightly caramelized onion, and a green pea that had been tossed with honey, chili, garlic and ginger.

Making sausage apple bake with honey chilies

What are the ingredients to make this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake?

In addition to salt and pepper, you only need 10 ingredients to make this delicious dish, and they are:

  • olive oil,
  • an onion,
  • garlic,
  • ginger,
  • Sausage,
  • Lucy™Rose apples,
  • honey,
  • chili flakes,
  • lemon,
  • & parsley.

You will need one oven-safe pan, a knife and a cutting board. You will start off by sauteing the onion, ginger, garlic, and sausage in the pan on the stove-top. You will then add in the honey and apples and bake for 10 minutes. You will finish off the dish by adding in the lemon, parsley, chili flakes, and -if needed- some salt and pepper. And this easy recipe is ready to be enjoyed!

I decided to use Lucy™Rose apples for this recipe as not only are they stunning, they are a perfect compliment to sausage and caramelized onion. And, they retain their texture beautifully even when heated.

Honey chili sausage apple bake that is easy and tasty

Since we moved to Covington, we are closer to several Sprouts stores and fall is when Sprouts has a stunning array of unique and special apple varieties. Along with Lucy™Glo, Envy, Juici, and Sugarbee, Lucy™Rose apples make a very welcome seasonal appearance on Sprouts produce shelves. I love shopping at Sprouts because each season, they have a unique and fresh lineup of fruits and veggies. My mouth still waters when I think back to their summer melon extravaganza!

easy honey chili sausage apple bake for thanksgiving

This Fall, make sure you stop by a Sprouts store and grab a few of these seasonal apples to enjoy. While you are there, grab the few ingredients you might not have on hand to make this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake and whip up a tasty side dish your family is sure to love!

easy sausage apple bake for thanksgiving

Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Sweet, tangy, salty, spicy, crispy, and soft, this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake is filled with a gamut of textures and flavors. Made with a handful of ingredients that include gorgeous Lucyrose apples, this Honey Chili Apple Sausage Bake is a tasty and healthier dish for Thanksgiving and the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 13 oz sausage (2 large links) BTW - I used turkey sausage
  • 1 ½ Lucyrose apples
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp chili flakes (less if you want it milder)
  • ½ a lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop onion, garlic cloves and ginger.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Add oil to an oven-safe pan or skillet and add in the onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.
  4. Slice the sausage and add it to the pan with the onion + ginger + garlic and sauté about 2-3 minutes until sausage is lightly browned, flip and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Wash and chop the Lucyrose apple with the skin on.
  6. Remove the pan with sausage and onion mix off the heat and add in the honey and mix well.
  7. Then toss on the chopped Lucyrose apples.
  8. Place pan in 375-degree oven and bake for 10 minutes – the apples will be slightly baked but still crisp.
  9. Remove pan from oven – be careful with the handle.
  10. Then, sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste) and squeeze the lemon onto the bake. Mix the ingredients together well.
  11. Toss on the parsley and mix well.
  12. Then sprinkle on the chili flakes and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 212Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 57mgSodium 461mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 15g

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John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

I don't think I've ever heard of those apples! Look neat -- gotta get some. Love apples and sausage together -- this is a terrific dish. Thanks!

David @ Spiced

Monday 9th of November 2020

Wow, what an interesting apple! We live smack in the middle of apple country, but I don't think I've come across the Lucy Rose. (To be fair, I haven't really looked as I always stop dead in my tracks at the Honeycrisp!) I do enjoy the combination of apple and sausage, and this sounds like a delicious recipe. Love the photo of Lil S, too!

angiesrecipes

Monday 9th of November 2020

This looks comforting, delicious and fall perfect!