♫ It’s the most, wonderful timmmmmeeeee, of the year ♫ . . . and it can also be one of the most stressful!
There are so many places to be, so many events to attend, and so many dishes to pass! My go-to used to be a package of cookies or a veggie tray from Wegman’s - I always forget about these things! And if I don’t forget, I worry how my dish will stack up to others. Well, I am no longer “under pressure,” and you won’t be either! The recipe for these maple bacon sausages is a crowd pleaser, and is pretty simple to make! You only need four ingredients - bacon, cocktail sausages, maple syrup, and brown sugar! I super super DUPER love my Instant Pot, but this is an oven recipe that anyone can make. Book those parties and commit to a dish with confidence - I’ve got your back 🙂
PS. I know someone is going to ask why I put the brown sugar on the pan right away. I’m all about having as few dishes to clean up as possible. The pan gets sprinkled with brown sugar later, so I might as well start with the brown sugar on it! 🙂 Hooray for smart cooking prep!
PSS. After cooking, these could be reheated in the Instant Pot 🙂 We don’t have a microwave, but popping them in the pot takes no time at all! They can go in an oven-safe dish (or a springform pan - I use these for cheesecake, lasagna…and leftovers! 🙂
- 1 lb Bacon
- 1 small package cocktail sausages
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Line cooking sheet with aluminum foil. Add some brown sugar (you'll roll the sausages in this).
- Cut bacon strips into thirds.
- Roll sausage in brown sugar, wrap with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.Add to pan, seam down.
- When all sausages are done, sprinkle the entire pan with the remaining brown sugar.
- Use a spoon to drizzle entire pan with maple syrup.
- Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. If desired, broil for 2 minutes at the end to add additional color and crispiness.
- Serve on platter and watch your guests devour them.
I used thick cut bacon from Wegman's. Rolling the sausages in the brown sugar is not a necessary step, but I find that it adds a nice flavor.