Kielbasa and Apples

Everyone has that one comfort meal that is both easy and delicious they have in their back pocket ready to make. For my husband and me, it is kielbasa and apples that my mother-in-law taught me how to make. This dish has very few ingredients, takes very little time to make, and is surely a comforting dish. These next few posts I plan on focusing on family recipes, this first one being one that my mother-in-law, Elaine, taught me and has stuck with me and became a staple in our household.

One “problem” with this dish is that I never seem to make enough. Therefore I highly recommend doubling my recipe, because the recipe in this post only yields about 3 decent size servings. However, if you bulk it up with a decent side dish you may not have the same issue as me. Here are a few suggestions of different side dishes to pair with this dish: pierogies, sweet potato fries, cabbage, and/or roasted potatoes.

Only ingredients I had to go out and buy.


  • 3-4 Granny Smith Apples (or other firm baking apple)
  • 1 package of kielbasa sliced (pork or turkey work well)
  • 3-4 Tbs. of butter
  • 3-4 Tbs. of white sugar (may add more or less depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1/4 tsp. or a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. or a pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp or pinch of salt (depending on saltiness of kielbasa)


  1. Melt butter in a frying pan and add apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until the apples begin to soften.
  2. Add sliced kielbasa to frying pan and fry until slices are caramelized and start to brown, around 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve it up and devour this deliciousness!
Served with pierogies and sauerkraut.

See, I told you that was easy!
A big shout out to my mother-in-law, Elaine, for teaching me this simple and delicious go-to meal!

Do you have a go-to meal that a family member taught you?
Do you ever encounter the issue of not having leftovers too?!


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