Apple Pig Patties

Apple Pig Patties

I am not a lover of sausages but since today is Shrove Tuesday and since we always have sausages with our pancakes I felt obliged to cook them.  I am pretty fussy about which sausages I buy so when I went to the grocery store today they didn’t have any apple breakfast sausages, so I thought “why not make our own?”  I bought the ground pork and headed home.  We started with the ground pork adding the spices we like and then added the apple.  the maple syrup was a no-brainer.  Well needless to say I am a convert.  These are the best breakfast sausage patties I have ever eaten.  I borrowed the name from something called “pigs in blankets” which was a sausage wrapped in a pastry and the tune “shoofly pie and apple pan dowdy”.


  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 teas dried sage
  • 1 teas ground fennel
  • 3/4 teas salt
  • 1/4 teas pepper
  • 1 tbls maple syrup
  • oil for frying


  1. In a small food processor process the onion and apple.  It should be fairly small pieces but not pureed.  Heat a bit of oil in a frying pan and add the onion apple mixture.  Saute until soft and a bit brown.  Let cool a bit.
  2. Put the ground pork in a large bowl and add the spices, maple syrup and onion apple mixture.  Mix well.
  3. Using a 1/4 cup of mixture (or 55g) shape into 9 patties and pan fry or freeze.
  4. Serve with your favourite pancakes or eggs or on biscuits.


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