Maple-Glazed Apple-Chicken Sausage Bites

I really think using pretzel sticks as edible toothpicks in these bites is just completely genius.  I love it!  I think there are a million other appetizers I could do this with.  And I will.

Anyway, these sausage bites are very good party starters.  The sage really gives them a great taste when combined with the maple and mustard mixture.

These are simplicity at its finest, just what we need this time of year.

This recipe makes about 20-24 bites.  It can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd.

Preheat oven to 375o F.  Cut sausage into 1″ slices.  Place on a rimmed baking tray.

In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, mustard and sage.

Bake sausage for 8 minutes.  Brush generously with maple glaze.  Bake 8 minutes more or until sausage is heated through.

Use pretzel sticks as edible toothpicks to serve sausage slices.

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Maple-Glazed Apple-Chicken Sausage Bites

Recipe from: BHG | Serves: Makes 20-24

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 - 16 ounce) package Cooked apple-flavor chicken sausage links
  • 1/3 cup Pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried crushed sage leaves
  • 20-24 Pretzel sticks

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut sausage into 1" slices. Place on a rimmed baking tray. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, mustard and sage.
  • Bake sausage for 8 minutes. Brush generously with maple glaze. Bake for another 8 minutes more or until sausage is heated through. Use pretzel sticks as edible toothpicks to serve sausage slices.

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19 Comments

  1. these look delicious, what a great party appetizer!

  2. elizabethk 2

    I am so making this for New Year’s Eve – thank you so much! I love the pretzel ideas…I think they should use that in store sampling too!

    Thanks for a splendid year of amazing recipes!!

  3. Cassie 4

    Genius! All of it! Fantastic idea and so simple!

  4. Angela 5

    I love this idea. The sage and maple and the pretzels makes this such a kid friendly food.

  5. Barbie with a T 6

    Wow, these look delicious! Can’t wait to try these.

  6. Robert 7

    I love the idea of using pretzels as toothpicks. This solves the problem I invariably have at cocktail parties of what to do with the toothpick when finished with a quick bite on the move–and one can eat the evidence when, strictly speaking, one might have had a few more of those tasty sausage bites than politeness would technically allow!

  7. Wow! love this recipe. Pretzel sticks are a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Emily 9

    These will be perfect to make for the Pats vs. Jets football game tonight!!!

  9. Megan 11

    What a brilliant little appetizer!

  10. Pam 12

    What a tasty appetizer. I love that you used the pretzels instead of toothpicks.

  11. tom 13

    Looks tasty! thanks for sharing the appetizer.

  12. For parties would this go well in a crockette? The sauce sounds amazing and who doesn’t love sausage with syrup? My kids will gobble this right up.

  13. Flea 15

    This looks fantastic, Cathy!

  14. Jenn 16

    I made these this afternoon for my son’s piano recital/holiday gathering. I walked in and put them down on the table and several of the tween girls stopped mid-sentence and said, “what are THOSE?” and then, they were gone. Luckily I save all of the end bits for us to have during the football game tomorrow. I doubled the recipe and you don’t really need to double the sauce- more like add another half of everything to make enough glaze for the sausages. YUM. Definitely making those again.

  15. Eric 17

    i am having trouble finding the apple flavored chicken sausage links, can anyone tell me where they can be found or recommend a good substitute?

  16. Noble Pig 18

    Well, they are at every store I shop at and I live sort of rural. So, maybe just chicken sausages.

  17. Wow, these look delicious! Can’t wait to try these.

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