Preparation time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4-6 servings
â€¢2 cans (8 ounces each) pineapple chunks
â€¢2 tablespoons cornstarch
â€¢1/2 teaspoon salt
â€¢1/2 cup maple syrup
â€¢1/3 cup water
â€¢1/3 cup cider vinegar
â€¢1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
â€¢2 packages (8 ounces each) brown-and-serve sausage links
â€¢1/2 cup maraschino cherries, halved
â€¢Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set the pineapple and juice aside. In a large saucepan, combine the cornstarch, salt, maple syrup, water, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the green pepper; cook 2 minutes longer.
â€¢ Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain. Cut each link into thirds. Add the sausage, cherries and reserved pineapple to saucepan; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.