Glazed Pigs in a Blanket – Dive into this tantalizing Glazed Pigs in a Blanket Recipe. With buttery crescent rolls wrapping snugly around the Lit’l Smokies and topped with a hint of sweet and savory glaze, this appetizer will be the star of any event. Key ingredients include Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and poppy seeds which work harmoniously to create a burst of flavor in every bite.
The first time I whipped up this dish, it was for a small get-together with friends. I remember being so nervous about introducing a twist on a classic. But the moment they took their first bite, the room filled with “Mmm’s” and “Can I have the recipe?”. My husband, usually quite picky, ended up having seconds and thirds. And my little one? Let’s just say he had a fun time counting how many he could eat!
What makes this Glazed Pigs in a Blanket truly special?
These Glazed Pigs in a Blanket are the quintessential party appetizer, perfectly merging simplicity with gourmet flair. With just a 15-minute prep, they’re a breeze to whip up, yet their irresistible blend of tangy Dijon mustard, sweet brown sugar, and the crunch of poppy seeds guarantee they stand out in any spread, proving that classics can always be reinvented with a delightful twist.
What You Need To Make This Glazed Pigs in a Blanket Recipe?
Crescent Rolls: These rolls provide a buttery foundation, for our dish. If you can’t find crescent rolls puff pastry is a substitute. It will give a flakier texture. Still be equally delicious.
Lit’l Smokies: Although this brand is popular for sausages you have the freedom to choose any quality mini sausage or even regular sausages (cut into smaller pieces) for this recipe.
Dijon Mustard: This specific mustard adds a depth of flavor that enhances the taste. However, if Dijon is too strong for your preference feel free to experiment with types of mustard or adjust the quantity according to your palate.
Brown Sugar: Including sugar in the glaze adds a touch of sweetness that beautifully balances out the elements. If you prefer a touch you can try substituting dark brown sugar for an exciting twist.
Worcestershire Sauce: Worcestershire sauce is an ingredient in flavors that brings depth to the dish. In case you run out of it a combination of soy sauce and a splash of vinegar can serve as an alternative although the taste might slightly vary.
Poppy Seeds: These tiny seeds not only provide a crunch but also create visual contrast, in the dish. If you’re not fond of them or just don’t have any available sesame seeds could work as an alternative or you could choose to leave them out without significantly changing the overall taste of the dish.
Steps To Make Glazed Pigs in a Blanket:
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 375ºF. To make things easier lightly grease a baking dish measuring 9×13 inches.
Step 2: Carefully unroll the crescent rolls, from both tubes. You will have a total of 12 triangles. For a flavor spread about a teaspoon of Dijon mustard on each one. To make them the perfect size for the sausages slice each triangle lengthwise into three ones.
Step 3: Now comes the exciting part! Take a sausage. Place it on the end of each triangle then roll it up tightly. Arrange all the rolled sausages in your baking dish.
Step 4: In a saucepan melt some butter along with sugar, an additional tablespoon of Dijon mustard Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle in some poppy seeds. Once it starts bubbling you’ll know it’s ready. Drizzle this mixture over your waiting pigs (sausages).
Step 5: Place them in the oven. Let them bake until they turn into a golden brown color which usually takes around 25 to 30 minutes. Get ready, for that aroma!
For an added touch of taste, you can try applying a layer of egg wash (a combination of beaten egg and a small amount of water) on the wrapped pigs in a blanket prior, to baking. This will lend them a golden appearance elevating their visual appeal while also introducing a subtle depth to every bite.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I prepare them ahead of time?
Of course! You can definitely prepare them in advance. Simply gather all the ingredients. Refrigerate them. When you’re ready to serve, glaze and bake them.
Any dip recommendations?
If you’d like a dip to go with these treats they taste great on their own. I recommend trying them with a honey mustard or creamy ranch dip. The flavors complement each other wonderfully.
Can I use regular sausages?
If you prefer using sausages instead of the ones specified in the recipe no problem! Just cook the sausages and cut them into pieces. Then follow the rest of the recipe as usual.
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