Pork and apples work so well together, and between being a pig farmer and having a freezer full of pork, and having an apple tree that produces delicious apples, I seem to always have the ingredients too. ;) The apple slaw is probably my favorite part of this dish. The combination of mustard with the apples and onion creates this savory, yet slightly sweet topping that pairs perfectly with the seasonings of the brat!
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw
4 pork brats
2 cups water
2 large apples of your choice
Salt and pepper
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup brown mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 brat buns
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with some vegetable oil covering the bottom of the pan. Place brats in the pan and brown both sides of the brats. This will take 4 minutes.
Once the brats are browned, add water to the pan to cover the brats half way up. Continue to cook the brats for 8 minutes.
While the brats are cooking, slice the apples and onion. I like to use an apple corer/slicer to cut my apples and then I cut each slice in half. I also prefer to leave the skin on the apples.
Once the brats are finished cooking, remove from pan and set aside. Remove any excess water from the pan and add the apples and onions to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, around 4 to 5 minutes.
Whisk apple cider, brown sugar and mustard together. Add mixture to the apples and onion and bring to a bubble. Add brats and simmer on low for a few minutes.
Serve each brat on a bun with the apple slaw mixture on top. Enjoy!
I have step by step photos of this recipe and some fun facts about pork and apples in some past posts you should check out too.
I thought this recipe was a perfect fit to share during #AppleWeek. Throughout this week a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing some of our favorite apple recipes. You'll have to check out all of the great appetizers and drinks shared yesterday, as well as check out the other main dishes and sides being shared today. Tomorrow will probably be a favorite day for many - Sweet Treats! What day are you looking forward to during Apple Week? Remember to Comment for a Cause!
Monday: Appetizers and Drinks
Apple Cheddar Pinwheels by Cooking With Carlee Apple Pie Martini by Amy's Cooking Adventures Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big Caramel Apple Float by Jolene's Recipe Journal Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy's Honeybunch Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline's Cooking Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides
Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Apple Streusel Muffins by Family Around The Table Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy's Cooking Adventures Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm
Wednesday: Sweet Treats
Apple and Nut Drop Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm Apple Brown Betty by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cider Caramel Sauce by Cooking With Carlee Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene's Recipe Journal Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy's Honeybunch Apple Swirl Buns by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks Brown Butter Apples by Cricket's Confections Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy's Cooking Adventures Nana's Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table
Thursday: Apple Projects
Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline's Cooking
Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Apple Suncatchers by Crafty Mama in ME
Caramel Apple in a Jar by Family Around The Table
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Packets by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures Knit Apple Hat by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Friday: Anything Apple Goes
1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Brown Betty by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene's Recipe Journal Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks Apple Fritters by Grumpy's Honeybunch Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline's Cooking Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake