Posh Pigs in Blankets with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

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The idea for this appetizer was to take something homely and humble, like a little pig in a blanket (as a perfect example, see my L’il Smokies), and recreate it to something worthy of a special occasion. Yes, I was challenging myself. And what was so great about this little endeavor is the Cranberry BBQ Sauce that resulted!! I can’t describe how happy I am about it. These little bundles were easy to put together, and they are quite worthy of any occasion for entertaining.

Posh Pigs in Blankets with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

  • 12 sheets fillo (phyllo) dough, thawed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 (12 oz) pkg Aidells Chicken and Apple Chicken Sausage, each link cut into 6 (~3/4-in) pieces, ends discarded or fed to your toddler
  • 4 t Dijon mustard
  • fresh chopped chives (for sprinkling)
  • fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (for sprinkling)
  • Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Heat oven to 375F.

On a washable cutting board, lay out 1 sheet fillo dough. Spray with cooking spray. Lay another on top of the first. Spray with cooking spray again. Repeat once more. Place a teaspoon of Dijon mustard in the center of the dough and, using a pastry brush, gently brush the mustard evenly over the dough.

Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 6 squares. Place a sausage piece on each dough square. Top each piece of sausage with a sprinkle of fresh parmesan and chives. Gather up the corners of the dough around the sausage and pinch to make a “bundle”. Repeat this process 3 more times to use up all the sausage making 24 appetizers. Bake at 375F until golden brown (~10-15 minutes). Serve with Cranberry BBQ Sauce.

~✿♥✿~

Note in the background, I’m keeping the rest of the fillo under a damp paper towel. This stuff dries out quickly.posh pigs in blankets ericasrecipes 5

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*Note: I have also made this using 1 (12 oz) package uncooked breakfast sausage links (~14 links). I preferred the Aidells sausage flavor with the chicken and the apple, but these were absolutely delicious too…posh pigs in blankets ericasrecipes 6

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