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a platter filled with apple sage breakfast sausage patties.
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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 Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Author: Lexi


  • 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: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 29.9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 79mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 6.1g