1 pound kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

2 apples, cored and chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup apple cider (or apple juice)

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)


Prepare your slow cooker by greasing it lightly or using a liner.

Place the kielbasa slices in the slow cooker evenly.

In a bowl, mix the apples, brown sugar, apple cider, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Ensure all ingredients are well combined.

Pour the mixture over the kielbasa, coating the sausage pieces thoroughly.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or on high for 1-2 hours, until the kielbasa is heated through and the flavors have integrated.

Stir gently before serving to coat the kielbasa bites in the sauce.

Garnish with fresh parsley for added color and flavor, if desired.

Serve hot, with toothpicks for snacking or over your choice of side for a more filling meal.

These Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites are not just a treat to make; they're a deliciously easy way to bring a bit of gourmet flair and heartwarming comfort to your table. Enjoy the rich flavors and the ease of preparation that make this dish a must-try for any occasion.