pounds bulk sausage
ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
package unseasoned bread crumbs
(or make your own using 4 slices of toasted bread)
small apples cored, unpeeled, and cut into bite-size pieces
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 degrees until done, about 30 to 45 minutes. This recipe yields 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.