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a platter filled with apple sage breakfast sausage patties.

Apple Sage Breakfast Sausage

This Apple Sage Breakfast Sausage Recipe is the perfect addition to any brunch spread. These sausage patties are sweet, salty, savory, and delicious. Just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes needed!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium apple shredded, with the juice squeezed out (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup minced onion

Breakfast Sausage Blend*

  • 2 tablespoons granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoob ground black pepper


  • 1 to 2 fresh sage leaves minced, plus additional whole leaves for garnish (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ghee or butter for the pan


  • In a bowl or a jar, mix the spice blend.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the pork, apple, onions, spice blend, and chopped sage and mix with your hands until everything is evenly incorporated. Form the mixture into 8 evenly sized patties.
  • Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, place the patties in the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and browned.
  • If desired, fry some sage leaves (about 1 per patty) in the pork fat left in the pan until crispy to garnish the sausage patties.


  • Shared with permission from Diane Sanfilippo.
  • Use butter or ghee, not oil. The butter flavor of butter or ghee pairs better with the flavor of the sausage.
  • Preheat the skillet. You want it to be nice and hot before you add the sausage patties in so the edges get that delicious crisp.
  • Make extra! These homemade breakfast sausage patties freeze beautifully, so I recommend making a big batch so you have them on hand!
  • Spice them up. Like a little bit of heat? Try adding some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the mix.


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 8.4gProtein: 29.9gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 79mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 6.1g
Author: Lexi