Sausages and apples and onions, oh my!

I came across this recipe from Good Housekeeping SA yesterday (I think it may have been on Twitter).

In Israel you get 2 main types of ‘sausages’, wieners/hot dog sausages and kebabs (not a shish kebab on a stick).  Kebabs are a middle eastern equivalent to South African boerewors and are usually made of ground lamb and cooked over an open flame. 


Since I had a pack in my freezer I decided that I would give this recipe a go. The only real change I made was to NOT use fennel. I really, really don’t like the taste of fennel and if anyone can suggest something to substitute it for in the recipe please let me know.


This would make a really good Rosh Hashanah starter (or main) too, since the recipe uses apples and honey.

Baked Lamb Sausage & Apples
Serves 4
Sweet and meaty starter or main
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 2 apples, cored and cut into wedges (I used red apples)
  2. 8 raw sausages (I used a pack of 9 frozen lamb kebabs)
  3. 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  4. 2 tbsp olive oil (I used regular canola)
  5. 2 tbsp runny honey (heat the honey in the microwave for a few seconds before pouring. You can also use silan if you want a less sugary version)
  6. 50ml to 75ml dry white wine (I used a bubbly sweet moscato)
  7. 2 tbsp fresh origanum leaves (I used a liberal sprinkling from my dried bottle)
  8. salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat your oven to 200°C and prepare a roasting pan with a spritz of Spray and Cook or olive oil spray.
  2. Core and wedge your apples, leaving the skin on and toss into the pan.
  3. Peel and wedge your onion and toss into the pan too.
  4. Place your sausages in the pan, I used mine straight from frozen and they were fine.
  5. Pour your honey, olive oil and spices over the meat and veg and give everything a good toss to make sure its evenly coated.
  6. Place, uncovered in the oven for 40 minutes.
  7. Give it a mix half way through if you remember, I didn't and it was fine.
  1. Serve as a starter for 6-8 people or as a main for 4 people.
  2. I served with couscous and spooned the sauce that forms in the pan over it.
Adapted from Good Housekeeping SA
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