Today I am so excited to share with you a fantastic crockpot recipe......Crockpot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa Recipe! HELLO YUM! The perfect easy to make crockpot appetizer recipe that makes getting ready for an event so simple. A couple of steps, 4 ingredients and a few hours and you are ready to go!
This recipe is crazy easy to make, tastes amazing and is perfect for football parties, New Years, really any party you are hosting or going to. Heck, what am I saying it is perfect for any day of the year you want a crazy easy yummy recipe 🙂
Crockpot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa
If you love Kielbasa make sure and check out our Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa. They are amazing also! Heck, you could set up 2 crock pots and have everyone taste test both of them and decide which ones they like the best...
We made an entire page of all of our Kielbasa Recipe to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. From appetizers to entrees there is a ton of great recipe options.
I first shared this recipe way back in November of 2013. Time has flown by and they are still a favorite recipe.
These Crock Pot Bourbon Lit'l Smokies are another great appetizer recipe you can make in the slow cooker. We even made Bacon Bourbon Meatballs to add to our list of appetizers using bourbon in them. LOL
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Ingredients to make Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa
- Apricot preserves
- Maple syrup
- Bourbon or apple juice
Equipment needed to make Kielbasa in the crockpot
Crockpot - I really like crockpots that have a digital timer and change to warm once the cooking time is completed. They are great for pre-making appetizers for recipes.
You could also use a triple slow cooker if you are preparing these for a party so the crockpot takes up less space on the counter or table.
How easy are those directions! I love recipes that are so easy to make. This is the perfect recipe for football parties or holiday events. You can toss everything in the crockpot and it takes care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your event.
Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa
- 1.5 pound Kielbasa sliced
- 1 cup Apricot Preserves
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoon Bourbon or apple juice
- Combine everything in the crock pot
- Cover and cook on low for 4 hours
Recipe Originally shared - November 2013, Updated in 2018 and January 2020
Made this recipe over the weekend! It was a huge hit! I used apple juice since I didn't have bourbon. Next time I will definitely try it with the bourbon. I also did two pounds of kielbasa. It really came out delicious!
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!
How many do you think this recipe serves? With 2# of keilbasa?
I was wondering the same thing. The recipe says 1 pound kielbasa, but the video says 2. Wondering which is correct?
It really depends on how many people you are feeding. This recipe has been so popular when I make it that I have started adding in more Kielbasa.
HI! The written instructions say 1 lb of Kielbasa and the video says 2 lbs. Please advise. Thank you ! This looks great!
If I use cut up hot dogs instead, should I reduce the cooking time? Thanks
Ever make it with Italian sausage?
Hi Dana, I haven't made it with Italian Sausage yet. It sounds really interesting.
Hello! I can't wait to try this recipe for our christmas party this weekend! I'm wondering if I have leftovers - does this freeze well? thank you, Kelli
We normally have very few leftovers when we make this recipe. Most of the time they are enjoyed the next day. I haven't tried freezing them. I can't imagine it wouldn't work out ok.
Is this recipe gluten free? Looks like it might be
Can you serve this cold?
This was a big hit at the holiday potluck at work 🙂 I fried the Kielbasa first before putting it in the crock pot so it would be less greasy! Thanks for providing!
Isn't it really greasy using uncooked kielbasa?
This is outstanding! What a great flavor! I'm going to make them on my next RV trip. I bet I could do them in my cast iron dutch oven too. Thanks for sharing.
How can I just print it from an IPad ?
does it need to be apricot preserves? i actually have some bourbon sauce leftover from making bourbon chicken and was wondering if that would work
I bet it would work ok. I have not tried it with another sauce but I would think it would work just fine.
I am a big recipe tweeker..I think I could use orange marmalade or other flavors as well as barbecue sauces of all kinds...
I made this & it didn't come out thick at all...it was all liquidy. What did I do wrong? Suggestions please. HELP! Thanks
So, what did I do wrong? I did this & came out thin not thick at all...HELP!! Suggestions please!!
If I wanted to double the amount of Kielbasa do I need to double the amount of sauces? Sometimes these type of recipes have an abundance of sauce and one doesn't need to double the sauce also. But figured I should ask before I attempt it this weekend. Thanks.
Hi, I would add additional sauce to the recipe. That way all of the kielbasa is coated nicely.
I doubled all the ingredients
I just found this randomly on Pinterest and so glad that I did!! I have kielbasa in the fridge that I want to use and this recipe sounds divine! Sweet and salty. Yum!!
Hi, just wondering if anyone knows....this looks like precooked kielbasa, is not it? Or is it raw to begin with? Hoping to make them tomorrow but not sure if I go to the butcher or just the grocery store....?
Hi Sarah, I used kielbasa from the grocery store. It is processed Kielbasa.
So uncooked kielbasa from the grocery and it’s ok on 4 hours???
I'm not a cook, or a chef, heck, I'm just a guy who makes hamburgers. I was asked to bring appetizers to a Thanksgiving dinner and I like these. It would have been very helpful to know how many people this recipe will serve. It seems that most of the other recipe pages I've looked at include such information, but I can't find it on this page.
This recipe made about 30 Kielbasa bites. It really depends on how thick you slice the Kielbasa. You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many people you are serving.
I made these tonight for a NYE party and was curious how you got them to be more "glazey". My sauce was super funny and didn't stick well to the kielbasa. Did I do something wrong?
it also depends on how much food you are serving and how many people..i did 2 links of hilshire farms and 30 people but I had a ton of other food too...I also took the skin off the kielbasa first but they were the hit of the party next to my whisky cake..whisky..bourbon..i am seeing a trend here lol
I'm bringing this to my families holiday party, but I'm going to probably make more than just a pound of kielbasa, if I double or triple the recipe, do I need to add more hours to the cooking time, I mean the kielbasa is cooked so I wasn't sure. Any advice would be great
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YUM!!! These look like the perfect appetizer for a holiday party!
My best friend does something similar with sweet potatoes... but with butter and more bourbon 😉 Looks yummy - will try this.