Sausages with apple mash

Sausages with apple mash

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
Give your bangers a spring makeover with the addition of apple mash, comfort food doesn't get much better than this

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal513
  • fat25g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.78g
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  • 700g floury potatoes, cut into chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 8 Cumberland sausages
  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 2 apples (about 280g/10oz), peeled and chopped into small chunks



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 3 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling, salted water for 15 mins until tender. Meanwhile, heat a non-stick frying pan and add the sausages. Cook over a medium heat for 15-20 mins, turning occasionally, until cooked through. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

  2. Add a knob of the butter and the onion to the pan, then cook for 15-20 mins until soft. Stir in the flour, then gradually add the stock, stirring to make a sauce. Simmer for 2 mins, then pour into a jug and keep warm.

  3. Cook the apples in half the remaining butter for 5-10 mins until softened. Drain the potatoes and mash well with the rest of the butter and the milk. Fold in the apple, then serve with the sausages and onion gravy.

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17th Oct, 2014
Still very good, but this time I added parsnip to the mash.
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23rd Jul, 2014
Lovely twist on a classic, just as comforting but not as heavy. I used a bramley apple which takes longer to cook but worth it. Might need to make more gravy in future as everyone wanted more :-)
9th May, 2013
Never tried apple in mash before but it added a delightful flavour to it. Works well with the Cumberland sausage and the gravy thickens nicely. A simple, filling meal.
7th Jan, 2013
Add a pinch of ground nutmeg to the potatoes as you mash them.
1st May, 2012
Tasty and very easy. Only niggle is that it took quite a long time to prepare. Never thought of adding apples to mash - will definitely use this idea again! Replaced onions, which we don't like, with sweet pepper
16th Oct, 2011
Great dish! Easy to make and big hit all round:)
16th Oct, 2011
Great dish! Easy to make and big hit all round:)
5th Oct, 2011
The apple mash is a great idea. Sour apples are better as they give a lovely burst of flavour to the potato mash. I also chopped some onions and cooked these along with the apple chunks to stir into the mash and it worked really well. Yum!
19th Apr, 2010
Loved this recipe as did my husband and 2 year old daughter. Dead easy to make too.
Frantic Flapjack
19th Apr, 2010
The gravy in this recipe is very good and easy to make. I also added a spoon of grainy mustard which was lovely with the sausages.
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