I have to confess… my favorite part about football season is having friends over and snacking on old-time favorite traditional football food. For big games we usually have a potluck and it’s so fun to sample everyone’s dishes and snacks – oh, and watch the game. At our house it wouldn’t be a football gathering with Pigs In a Blanket. Have you had those? It started when the gatherings included young kids. I’d always make a large platter of Pigs In A Blanket and notice that it wasn’t just the kids gobbling them down.
If you’ve never had Pigs In A Blanket you must try them. I make them with Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies Cocktail Links wrapped in ready-to-bake crescent rolls and then baked until golden brown.
Now that the children in our circle of friends are older I’m trying new to expand my menu for game day potlucks. I thought a spin on the classic Pigs In A Blanket would be fun. So keeping the same basic idea, I came up with Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage Biscuit Bites with Apricot Jelly.
Here’s how you make these tasty treats. You’ll need a package of Hillshire Farm® Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage. I purchased mine at Safeway which is Vons in my area. A can of ready to make biscuits or you can raise the bar and make homemade biscuits, and apricot jelly.
Start by slicing your sausage on the diagonal and browning them in a pan. Place the browed sausage on a plate lined with a paper towel and blot the tops with another paper towel. Cook your biscuits.
I sliced each biscuit in half since a slice of the sausage fit perfectly on a half of a biscuit. Drizzle the apricot jelly on top of the sausage and add the top half of the biscuit. That’s it.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought long and hard about the different flavors. I knew the Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage would be wonderful with a biscuit but was the apricot jelly the right choice? Uh, yes. Yum, yum, yum!
These are fast and easy to make and the Hillshire Farm® Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage is delicious. The best part – they have 60% less fat than regular smoked sausage. I can’t wait for the next big game to surprise my friends with my new creation. I’ll need to make a lot of these so I signed up for the Just for U program where I’ll save $3 when I buy 3 Hillshire Farm products.
I hope you like my recipe idea and are inspired to try it out. If you’re looking for more recipes you can visit the Hillshire Farm website for loads of ideas or check out their Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
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