Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage

October 7, 2017 (Last Updated: May 14, 2020)

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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.

Are there really apples in this 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:

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A white plate with breakfast sausage patties.

Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast sausage with bits of apple. 
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 333 kcal




  • 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.
  • Mash the apples with the back of a spoon. Leave a few chunks of apples.
  • Remove from pan and allow apple mixture to cool. 

Mix Sausage

  • In a bowl, add ground pork, salt, garlic powder, pepper, sage, red pepper flakes and maple syrup along with apple mixture.
  • Mix all ingredients together with your hands. Add remaining apple cider and mix again. 
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 
  • 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. 


Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 19gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 380mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple breakfast sausage, breakfast sausage, pork sausage
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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  • Reply
    January 5, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    4 stars
    apple overcooked before the vinegar reduced. made the patties too wet even without added vinegar. I added some bread crumbs to absorb some liquid. I’d suggest peeling the apples and starting the vinegar before adding the apples. Tasted good though.

    • Reply
      January 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Bill,
      Just a clarification – this recipe calls for apple cider – not apple cider vinegar. No vinegar in this recipe. I’m glad you thought it still tasted good.

  • Reply
    March 24, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Kathy

    Where is the apple mixture incorporated into these patties.

    • Reply
      March 25, 2020 at 5:57 am

      Hi Jackie,
      You’ll add the apple mixture when adding the pork and other ingredients. I’m adjusting the instructions so that step is clearer.
      Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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      October 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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!

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