Apple Sweet and Sour Brats

6 Servings 45 minutes

Use your favorite bratwurst and serve with fresh buns. Serve with German Potato Salad and seasonal fruit.


  • 12 bratwurst
  • 1 32-ounce jar sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ½ 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


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