Friday, June 14, 2013
Puff Pastry Cheesy Sausage Bites with Honey Mustard Sauce
What perfect party fare! These would, also, be excellent snacks for a game day gathering or an at-home movie night!
Yields 16 - 18 bites.
FOR THE SAUSAGE BITES -
1 sheet frozen-style puff pastry, thawed
14 - 16 ounces smoked sausage (skinless is preferred)
4 - 6 tablespoons shredded cheese (I use mozzarella, but any that you prefer would be fine)
FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE -
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 - 3 tablespoons honey (depending on how sweet you prefer the sauce)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Lightly flour a clean work surface or counter. Unfold the puff pastry and lay it out onto the floured surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out about one-to-two inches wider on all four sides than its original size.
Cut the dough exactly in half - a pizza cutter works well for this.
Lay down a sausage along one edge of each piece of pastry dough. Line up additional sausages to cover from end-to-end, if necessary. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese next to the sausage.
Starting with the sausage side, carefully roll up the dough ending with the seam-side down. Cut each "log" of sausage-stuffed dough into 1 1/2-inch pieces (approx.) and place each "bite" seam-side down on the baking sheet.
Whisk the egg with a couple of tablespoons of cold water. Brush onto the bites. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.
Meanwhile, combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl and chill until ready to serve with the sausage bites.