2 1/4 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup old fashioned white grits*
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (5 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Golden Brown® Chicken Sausage Links
1 large red or green apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
*For quick cooking white grits, decrease milk to 2 cups and cooking time to 7 to 9 minutes.
Whisk together milk and grits in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to low and stir in garlic and salt if desired. Cover and simmer 12 to 14 minutes or until thickened, whisking once or twice.
Stir cheese into hot cooked grits until melted.
Meanwhile, heat sausages in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until cooked through.
Add apple slices; continue cooking, turning occasionally, until sausage is cooked through and apple is tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
Drizzle syrup over sausage and apple and cook 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve over hot cooked cheese grits.