Recipe: Appetizer : Sausage Puffs - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed to package directions
2 pound Hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
1/3 cup onion, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons fresh basil chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
3 eggs well beaten
1 cup shredded fontina (Sharp cheddar or.....)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon Mustard (Dijon, Cajun)
2 Tablespoons Apricot Preserves
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (or other chile-fresh or dried) (omit if you don't want it HOT)
In skillet, saute Italian sausage, drain drippings and reserve. In same skillet, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons reserved drippings until onions begin to take on some color.
In large bowl, combine sausage, onions, garlic, basil, parsley, eggs, cheeses, chile, Apricot preserves, Ginger and Mustard. Stir to combine.
Roll puff pastry sheets into a 15 x 18 rectangle, spread 1/2 the mixture on pastry sheet. Roll up and pinch ends tightly. Repeat with remaining pastry and sausage mixture. Place on cookie sheet and brush with a mixture of 1 beaten egg and 1 tablespoon water. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sesame seeds. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes, slice into 1 1/2 inch slices.
"Perfect for decorating! These classic sugar cookies are great for cookie-cutting and decorating during the holidays or anytime you feel festive." - debbi borsick
"I made this tonight but I put my own spin on it. I took someones advice from the reviews below and I seasoned the chicken with garlic salt and pepper then drenched it in flour sauteed for a few min on each side in real butter. I put the chicken in a pan and covered it in a mix of buffalo sauce ... " - nicolemrdz
"Has anyone replaced the cream cheese with anything else and maintained the taste? I don't like cheese (weird I know)." - dstewart21
"Delicious! Will add to the regular repertoire of meals!" - kat4
"This was delicious! I eat low carb high fat and this was the best. Even my family liked it." - sheldon
"The sauce was amazing, it did turn out to be very thick. I was able to fix a hole in my wall with the leftovers! Kidding, very good..." - russell b.