In Wisconsin, brats are considered a staple at summer picnics. These are a twist on the traditional grilled brats. I have found once people try them, they soon become a favorite.
Place the brats into the bottom of a large electric covered roaster (such as a Nesco®). Layer the apples, then the onions, then the brown sugar over the brats. Pour the water over the ingredients.
Cover the roaster and cook the brats at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 3 hours. Brats will look dark and candied when ready.
Per Serving: 611 calories; protein 17.1g; carbohydrates 62.7g; fat 33.4g; cholesterol 84mg; sodium 976.7mg.