Appetizers Holidays

Apple Chicken & Cheddar Bites

1 roll of prepared pizza dough

4 links Apple Chicken Sausage

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1 Tbsp butter, melted

2 tsp Nutmeg

1 Tbsp Salt

2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning

1/4 cup apple sauce

1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

6 Grape Tomatoes

  1. Grill or pan fry sausage to brown. Slice each link into 8 rounds, cool completely.
  2. Roll out dough on flour board. Cut in 32 small squares.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on squares and top each with a round. 
  4. Fold dough over sausage cheese and pinch to cover and or roll in hand.
  5. Place on parchment lined pan in shape of Christmas Tree.
  6. Brush on melted butter. 
  7. Mix nutmeg, salt and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle over Christmas Tree.
  8. Place grape tomato halves 
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

For the dipping sauce mix apple sauce with Dijon mustard and a pinch of nutmeg and Italian seasoning and serve on the side warm. 

Truthfully I saw the design of this recipe on social media. I knew I wanted to come up with something fun of the holiday. Once I made this I originally planned on calling this recipe “something I will never make again.”  Was it not good you ask? No it tastes awesome! Was it expensive? Not at all. Was it hard? Not really. Was it annoying? YES. I chose the sausage rounds to use for the filling with shredded cheese. Wrapping dough around that size of something is awkward and time consuming. Especially if you don’t like repetitive actions in a recipe. So if you want to avoid the annoying part you could easily fill your dough with something more round and easily coverable like goat cheese or even a grape tomato. If your ok with a little annoyance make it this way with the sausage rounds it really is so good tasting!

Merry Christmas!