Are you looking for a game day snack? A twist on Pigs in a Blanket perhaps? A recipe with only four ingredients?
Then, this recipe is for you. Cocktail Franks with Apples and Onions are the perfect fall snack. They are sweet and savory and easy to make. Miniature sausages are perfect for game day snacking and are also great for potlucks or even a brunch buffet. When I was growing up, my mom often made these for parties. They were always a hit!
Cocktail Franks with Apples and Onions
This recipe only has four ingredients: cocktail franks (miniature smoked sausages), sliced apples, sliced onions, and brown sugar.
Combine all ingredients in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake low and slow in the oven, 2-3 hours. Some of the apples can be added halfway through the baking time to provide a different texture.
The recipe fits well in an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish, like this or this. I often double or triple this recipe if I’m making this for a large gathering. When doubled or tripled, I prefer to use a slow cooker. After 4 hours on low, the slow cooker will keep the sausages warm and make serving a breeze.
Serve with toothpicks for snacking or by the spoonful if using more as a main course. Leftovers should be refrigerated and they reheat well.
I love these sausages as a fall appetizer with the combination of the apples and onions. They are delicious! Try these at your next fall gathering or make them for yourself to nibble on during the game. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
Other appetizer recipes to try
- Brats in a Blanket
- Maple Dijon Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage
- Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Barbecue Chicken Nachos
- Bacon-Wrapped Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Cocktail franks (little smokies) with sliced apples and onions, slow-roasted with brown sugar for a sweet-savory snack.
- 14 ounces little smokies, turkey or regular
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2 small apples, sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish, combine sausages, onion, and apple slices. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top.
Cover with foil and bake for 2-3 hours until onions and apples are softened.
Little smokies are miniature smoked sausages. If not available, cocktail franks can be substituted.
A 14-ounce package contains approx. 40 sausages. Per package information, a serving is about 5 sausages, about 8 servings.
The number of servings will depend on how the sausages are served. If served along with other snacks or on a buffet, they will yield more than if served more as a main course.