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kielbasa in apricot rum sauce

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Kimberly Biegacki
Canfield, OH

If you love kielbasa and want a new recipe for "Game Day" this is it! If you are having a crowd over be sure to double or triple the recipe as they will disappear quickly. The sweet preserves gets balanced out with the lemon juice, mustard and rum. According to my husband, this sweet & sour sauce takes the kielbasa to another level of goodness. It is sure way to quickly serve up a tasty meal or as a delicious appetizer for a party. I originally received this recipe last year at one of my Polish cooking classes. I adjusted the amounts of ingredients to my liking and added the spicy rum.

★★★★★ 5
serves 4-6 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For kielbasa in apricot rum sauce

  • 1 lb
    polish kielbasa, smoked
  • 1 c
    apricot or peach preserves
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    spicy rum, such as lady bligh
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard or chipotle
  • 1/3 tsp
    ginger powder

How To Make kielbasa in apricot rum sauce

  • 1
    Slice up your kielbasa in nice size chunks and then brown them on both sides in a medium heat pan about 7 - 9 minutes and then place them on a paper towel to soak up any grease.
  • 2
    Add the remaining ingredients to a sauce pan and heat up on a medium/high heat. You'll want the preserves to melt down and this sauce to become nice and thick. About 10 to 15 minutes for this to thicken up.
  • 3
    When the sauce gets to the thickness you desire add the kielbasa. You can finish with setting this on a medium heat till the kielbasa gets hot. You can also serve it in a small crockpot if you are having a party. Set it on a low setting so the sauce doesn't get messed up.
  • 4
    This is a great appetizer to serve for game day, parties or any event. Just set out some picks along side or you can serve as a meal. I served it tonight with fried potatoes but this is fabulous with some white rice as well.
  • 5
    Feb 1st, 2014 --- Made this tonight and served it over rice for dinner. My husband Anthony just loves this recipe.
  • 6
    4-20-2014 --- Served this as a side dish to our Easter Sunday dinner along with a succulent carved ham.