Slow-Cooker Bratwurst and Autumn Fruit

A rich and hearty stew to enjoy on a crisp fall day! Everyone in the family will enjoy this savory dish with a hint of sweetness. Slow cooker meals are an easy way to have a home cooked meal ready and on the table when you get home from work!

My son Dave lives in Long Beach, CA and I always take Cher-Make beef summer sausage and hotdogs (per his request) in my suitcase when I visit. It's the only type he (and 4 yr old granddaughter) likes. Do you ship directly from your factory? She turns 4 next week, she wants a desk and summer sausage for her birthday from Grandma. - Susan Luebke

We live too far from home to get the good stuff locally. We would like to buy online in 50-100# lots. Maybe larger. Please save us from the inferior products that proliferate the grocery store counters. We need our Cher-Make sausage. - Phil Brantley

Every time I visit my parents in Wisconsin I bring home a suitcase full of Summer Sausage, and I make them bring as many sausages as they can fit every time they come visit me. Unfortunately I'm down to my last sausage right now, and I'm months away from another visit. My little girls are going to be so sad without their sausage sandwiches for lunch, and we just can't get anything good out here in California. Keep up the good work, and let me know if you can help us out! - Dave Luebke

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This was the first time I purchased your product. I bought 2 packages of your Homegame fully cooked bratwurst. They were great! We roasted them over our campfire and they tasted wonderful! I plan to try more of your products in the future. I am always glad to support great WI products. Keep up the good work! - Jane Masters

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  • 1 package Homegame Bratwurst 24 oz.
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tart apples, peeled and cut in wedges


In a slow cooker, combine cranberry sauce, onions, apple cider, sugar and seasonings. Mix well. Slice bratwurst into bite size pieces and add to slow cooker. Add apple wedges and stir well.

Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Portion each serving onto a bed of cooked rice.