Jimmy Dean Maple Apple Sausage Balls

Jimmy Dean
6 dozen (Variation: 9 dozen)

Ingredients

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2 packages Maple Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup tart baking apple, peeled and coarsely grated
16 ounces shredded mild Cheddar cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.

Note: Sausage Balls may be prepared ahead and frozen uncooked. To bake from frozen. thaw on baking sheet 15 minutes; bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Variation: For firmer texture, add 3 cups baking mix and 2 cups shredded cheese to the ingredients listed above.

Note: To toast pecans, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Created date

November 2007