Pigs-in-a-Blanket are a traditional party favorite. This recipe is a little different.  It has a bit of sweet from the jam, spice from the sausage and of course the melted gooey cheese hot from the oven. But you can also make these ahead for a delicious small bite or tapas for your next party.

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  • Course Small Bites
  • Cuisine Spanish
  • Keyword All-Seasons, Backyard Party, Deck Party, Oven Baked, Patio Party, Tapas
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 15 minutes 25 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 15 minutes 25 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
40 minutes
If you are using apricot jam, heat a small quantity in the microwave and push through a fine sieve to make a smooth jam before spreading on the dough.
Degree of Difficulty
  • 3 mild sausage fully cooked and cut into 2" slices
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pkg frozen puff pastry defrosted according to directions
  • 1/3 cup apple or apricot jam
  • 1/3 cup manchego cheese grated
  • more grated manchego cheese
  • smoked paprika for sprinkling
Servings: people
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  2. Pre heat oven to 400° and set racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
  3. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water. Prepare the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
  5. Roll the puff pastry sheet to a 9x12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured work surface. Cut the sheet lengthwise into eight 1 1/2-inch wide strips. Cut each strip crosswise into two pieces, about 4 1/2 inches long. You should have 16 pieces of pastry.
  6. Spread the center of each piece of pastry with 1/2 teaspoon apple butter or apricot jam and top with 1/2 teaspoon of grated Manchego.
  7. Brush one narrow end of the pastry with egg wash, add a piece of sausage, and roll to enclose.
  8. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, seam-side down. Brush the top of each pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with additional Manchego and smoked paprika (pimenton)
  9. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Bake pastries until golden brown and puffed, 23 to 27 minutes or freeze and just bake when ready to serve.

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