Breakfast/ Recipe

Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage

October 7, 2017 (Last Updated: September 18, 2019)

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Making homemade breakfast sausage is easy and delicious with this apple pork breakfast sausage.

Two sausage patties and a fried egg on a white plate.

Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day. I love mornings and love to start out the day with a great cup of coffee and a wonderful breakfast. This Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage makes breakfast even more amazing!

Two round sausage patties on a small plate.

What ingredients are in apple pork breakfast sausage?

There are little bits of apple in every bite. The apple adds a sweet taste that goes perfectly with the pork and sage.

Apple Pork Breakfast sausage served with a sunny side up egg.

Making your own breakfast sausage isn’t hard. You can grind your own pork or purchase ground pork from your butcher. It’s best to mix this ahead of time and let all the flavors blend together. If I can, I mix it the night before. In the morning, I shape it into patties and cook.

This Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage recipe can easily be doubled to feed your hungry guests. In addition to this sausage recipe, I also another  Breakfast Sausage without apples.

If you  are looking for other ways to preserve your pork, try our Homemade Bacon!

Other great breakfast recipes:

Don’t forget to PIN for later! Sausage patties on a white plate.

If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

If you loved this recipe you’ll LOVE all the others in this category. Check out all my breakfast recipes here!

5 from 4 votes
Homemade apple pork breakfast sausage
Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Breakfast sausage with bits of apple. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple breakfast sausage, breakfast sausage, pork sausage
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 333 kcal
Author: Kathy
  1. Put 1/2 cup apple cider and diced apples in a saute pan. Cook over medium heat until cider has been reduced and apples are soft.

  2. Mash the apples with the back of a spoon. Leave a few chunks of apples.

  3. Remove from pan and allow apple mixture to cool. 

Mix Sausage
  1. In a bowl, add ground pork, salt, garlic powder, pepper, sage, red pepper flakes and maple syrup.

  2. Mix all ingredients together with your hands. Add remaining apple cider and mix again. 

  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 

  4. Form into patties and cook over medium-low heat until cooked through. Keep an eye on the patties so they don't burn. The apple cider and syrup can burn quickly if not watched. 

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 380mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    Fred G
    February 6, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    5 stars
    Two great ingredients in one great idea.

    • Reply
      February 7, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      We love making our own breakfast sausage. I hope you do too!

  • Reply
    October 20, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Just pinned it and saw that somebody pinned this recipe in a collection called Not so boring pork recipes!!! I found it funny, it is definitely a compliment, isn’t it? šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      October 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Love it! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    October 20, 2017 at 2:17 am

    This is such an amazing recipe! One that immediately makes it on my to-cook list! Wonderful, I can’t wait to try it, either for breakfast or with mashed potatoes for dinner.

    • Reply
      October 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    October 18, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Your pork sausage sounds perfectly seasoned and will make for a great fall breakfast.

    • Reply
      October 18, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks, Karen! It is very scrumptious and the apples make it perfect for fall.

  • Reply
    Claire P
    October 14, 2017 at 6:12 am

    5 stars
    Breakfast is the only important meal we have in a day, and for this we need to have healthy and tasty in the morning. And this is the best anyone could have in the morning, thanks for sharing this, The pictures also look so mouth-watering and wonderful šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Breakfast is my all time favourite meal too! Love the flavour combination of sausage, apple & sage – what a fantastic start to the day!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    October 12, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Wow, this is an awesome post, Kathy! I’m a little behind in getting to it just because I was travelling for the first part of the week.
    But now it’s almost the weekend…and weekends are made for delicious breakfasts! I love a good breakfast sausage, but I have totally never thought about making my own. Like the thought has literally never crossed my mind. But I’m going to have to try it out now. I love the bit of maple syrup you’ve got in there!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    October 11, 2017 at 4:52 am

    5 stars
    I love breakfast too! As a matter of fact, I had breakfast for dinner last night šŸ™‚ I’ve never made homemade breakfast sausage, but will have to now! These look so good, especially with that perfectly fried egg šŸ˜‰

  • Reply
    October 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    For whatever reason, I have never thought to make my own breakfast sausage, but this looks absolutely irresistible! I love that you added both apple cider and actual apples. I can only imagine how amazing this must smell while it’s cooking!

  • Reply
    October 9, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Hi Kathy, I am with you on breakfast being a favorite. I believe it is the most important start to a day. The first thing out of Nicoletta’s mouth upon waking up is where is my breakfast, proceeded by me getting up and beginning the morning ritual, and I don’t mind because it is a way to start the day with a little love. My son and his partner love breakfast sausages, or any sausages for that matter and you have inspired me to want to create these. I love the way the pork caramelizes and turns that golden brown, and as you see this you know there are going to be crispy bits packed with flavor, and the apple along with the sage are perfect combinations to wake up those taste buds. Well done!
    Loreto @SugarLoveSpices

    • Reply
      October 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks, Loreto!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    October 9, 2017 at 4:09 am

    5 stars
    This reminds me it has been entirely too long since I’ve made sausage patties! These are just perfection, Kathy! You can never go wrong with the combo of pork and apples! Totally wish I had a few dozen of these for breakfast right now!! Cheers!

    • Reply
      October 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Sometimes we need a little inspiration!

  • Reply
    Supriya Kuttty
    October 9, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Hey, Kathy, The pix looking really incredible dear. Loved your recipe completely. I will sure try this at home asap. It’s not that much difficult. I hope I can also make this as it is. I have already bookmarked this recipe of yours. Will try and share with all my friends. Hugs. Best wishes and Regards.

    • Reply
      October 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Do give it a try and let me know how it turns out! I think you’re going to love it!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    October 8, 2017 at 6:07 am

    The ingredients for these little sausages sound like they’d be amazing together Kathy. Such great fall flavors. I’ve never tries making my own sausage, but you make it sound pretty easy!

    • Reply
      October 8, 2017 at 8:33 am

      It really isn’t difficult. You need to give it a try!

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