Apple Cheese Sausage Balls
2 lbs. bulk sausage
8 oz. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 package unseasoned bread crumbs (or make your own using 4 slices of toasted bread)
4 small apples cored and cut into bite-size pieces (unpeeled)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Using an ice cream scoop as a measure, form into 2-inch balls. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 300°F. until done, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Makes about 24 balls.
Chef's Note: This recipe can be prepared ahead and frozen. Place the baked sausage balls on a pan and partially freeze. Place in a freezer bag and use as needed.