It will be the first Christmas without Mom this year. Nobody seems to have an instruction manual for making it through a time like this. So here’s my plan… keep as many old favorites as possible. For many years, Mom made Apricot Glazed Sausages every Christmas morning (and only on Christmas morning) and her mother made them every Christmas morning since she could remember.
But being a picky eater myself (still in recovery), I didn’t touch them until I’m embarrassed to say when. My goodness, I was missing out (and same story with Cheesy Scramble!) Mom always kept a stock of very small cans of apricot nectar in the doomsday storage in the basement just for this recipe. I don’t remember her ever buying any at the grocery store, they were just always there, at the ready, for every Christmas.
Apricot Glazed Sausages
1 pound sausage links
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup apricot nectar
1 Tablespoon salted butter
Cook sausages in a frying pan with about a quarter inch of water in the bottom. Let the water cook off and the sausages brown on all sides.
Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, molasses, apricot nectar and butter in a small saucepan. Heat until boiling.
Drain drippings from sausages, if any. Pour the glaze into the frying pan, turning to coat the sausages.Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6.