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Fall Apple & Sausage Sauté Sandwiches with Cheese Sauce

Sausage, apple and cheese create the ultimate autumn flavour combination.  The creamy Cheddar sauce, sweet fall apple and garlic seasoned sausage make for a delicious dinner or hearty lunch. Select locally grown ingredients for best results!

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Total Time

35 mins


  • stovetop
  • skillet
  • saucepan
  • whisk or fork


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) local butter
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each, salt and pepper
  • 3 fresh, raw garlic pork sausages (about 300 g), sliced on a diagonal
  • 1 large Canadian apple, cored and sliced
  • 4 sub-style or panini buns, sliced

Cheddar Sauce

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) local milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and mustard powder
  • 2 cups (500 mL) extra old Cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat and cook onion, thyme, salt and pepper for 5 minutes, stirring often until it starts to turn golden brown. Add sausages and cook for 5 minutes or until sausage starts to brown. Add apples and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink inside and apples have softened. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  2. Cheddar Sauce: In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour, then cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk, salt and mustard powder and cook for about 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in cheese until melted.
  3. . Lay buns open on dinner plates. Divide sausage mixture among buns and drizzle or ladle cheese sauce over top to serve.


If you love cheese and don’t mind the mess, softer buns will absorb more Cheddar sauce!