Sweet and Spicy Smoked Sausage Bites

by jerseygirl on January 25, 2013 · 7 comments

sausage oneWho’s getting ready for the Superbowl?  I am  not entertaining this year as we are going to a party. I still  have been eying up some worthy recipes on the blogosphere as I can always use another game day recipe.

I have talked about my family’s love for Musselman’s apple butter in the past but that was in a sweet way. Today we are talking savory. As much as my husband likes some apple butter on toast, he LOVES it on savory foods. Put some wings in front of him and he is a happy man. This sweet and spicy wing recipe is a way to any man’s heart.

After checking out several more recipes on the Musselman’s website, I realized that apple butter is great to make appetizers. I came up with these sweet and spicy sausage bites. I used turkey kielbasi to keep things on the lighter side but any type of smoked sausage will work.

I even have my own little man to serve them.


For more Superbowl recipes check out Musselman’s website or try a few of these:

Allstar Wings from Dishin with Rebelle

Spiced Apple Swedish Meatballs from A Spicy Perspective 

Apple Butter Grilled Ham and Cheese Sliders from What Mommies Need

Apple Butter Pizza by A Culinary Journey With Chef Denis

Happy Super bowl watching!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet and Spicy Smoked Sausage Bites
Recipe type: appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
Great as an appetizer or game watching food.
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 12 ounces smoked sausage, sliced in ½ inch pieces
  • ½ cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 3 TBS whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 TBS ketchup
  • dash of hot sauce or more to taste
  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. Brown sausage for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together, apple butter, mustard, ketchup and hot sauce.
  3. Pour the sauce over the sausage and stir well.
  4. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until sauce is bubbling.
  5. Serve sausage pieces on toothpicks.

***For full disclosure, Musselman’s sent me a gift pack including product.  As usual, all opinions are my own.


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Ramona January 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Looks really good. We’ve been eating a lot of sausage lately.


Bobbie January 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Oh my, just when I thought I couldn’t love Apple Butter anymore, this recipe comes along! I am definitely going to try these. Thanks for linking back to my recipe! Have an awesome weekend!


Chef Dennis January 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Thanks for mentioning my pizza, I do love apple butter!


Lynne Laino January 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

I just LOVE apple butter too Lisa! Thanks for the great recipe, awesome idea!!!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) January 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I love these…and those forkpicks are wonderful for entertaining. I think I might need to make these soon!


teresa January 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm

ooooh yum! i wish i could grab one through the screen!


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