Maple Glazed Pigs in Blankets Recipe - a Christmas Tradition! (2024)

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It’s no secret that I love Christmas and for me one of the big parts of Christmas is the food. It’s the one time of year you can eat all day without anyone questioning it. Plus, you can have all your favourite things on one very full dinner plate!

When Waitrose got in contact to share with me some food traditions from around the world I started to think of what food traditions we have in our house.

What are your favourite Christmas food traditions?

We start buying mince pies as soon as they appear in the shops and in the run up to Christmas we buy everything that’s on offer – a big box of chocolates, nibbles and the obligatory Chocolate Orange.

But when it comes to Christmas it just wouldn’t be the same without turkey and all the trimmings. In our house that means roast potatoes and parsnips, lots of different steamed veg, sprouts, red cabbage, stuffing, yorkshire puddings, really thick gravy and not forgetting the pigs in blankets.

For me, the one thing we save just for Christmas is pigs in blankets – they are the ultimate comfort food and my favourite sausage recipes. We don’t have them any other time of the year and it makes having them at Christmas just that little bit more special.For me, the one thing we save just for Christmas is pigs in blankets.

We don’t have them any other time of the year and it makes having them at Christmas just that little bit more special. We enjoy them throughout the festive period, having them at any party or social gathering, as a buffet snack or side dish.

They really one of our favourite British traditions – you cannot beat the taste of these little bacon wrapped sausages. They may not be that healthy but they’re quick and delicious!

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What sausages should we use for pigs in blankets?

We use pretty standard pork co*cktail sausages for this recipe but you could use chicken or beef sausages or even vegetarian sausages and a bacon alternative for a meat free option. Plus, you can cook pigs in blankets in the air fryer too.

We also love Honey and Mustard Pigs in Blankets and Caramelised Onion Pigs in Blankets if you’d like to try those recipes too. You can see our other pigs in blanket recipe variations here and all our other Christmas recipes too!

Here’s our easy Maple Glazed Pigs in Blankets Recipe

Ingredients

  • 18 co*cktail Sausages
  • 9 Smoked Streaky Bacon Rashers
  • 150ml /10 tbsp Maple Syrup
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Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 180C and line an oven dish or deep baking tray with foil
  • Cut each rasher of streaky bacon in half and wrap around a sausage, securing with a co*cktail stick. Repeat, placing them in the oven dish.
  • Bake the pigs in blankets for 20 minutes before pouring away the excess fat from the dish. Drizzle the sausages with the maple syrup and place back in the oven to continue cooking for another 15-20 minutes until the sausages are nicely golden browned.
  • Remove the sausages from the dish, giving them one last coat in the sweet sticky maple syrup sauce.
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So that is our Christmas tradition. Lovely, sticky pigs in blankets. They will be served on Christmas day alongside the honey roast parsnips and eaten surrounded by family. For me Christmas dinner is my favourite meal of the year.

If you’d like to print or pin the Maple Glazed Pigs in Blankets Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

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Maple Glazed Pigs in Blankets

For me, the one thing we save just for Christmas is pigs in blankets. We don’t have them any other time of the year and it makes having them at Christmas just that little bit more special.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine British

Keyword christmas

Prep Time 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes minutes

Total Time 55 minutes minutes

Servings 18 sausages

Calories 90kcal

Ingredients

  • 18 co*cktail Sausages
  • 9 Smoked Streaky Bacon Rashers
  • 150 ml Maple Syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line an oven dish with foil

  • Cut each rasher of streaky bacon in half and wrap around a sausage, securing with a co*cktail stick. Repeat, placing them in the oven dish.

  • Bake the pigs in blankets for 20 minutes before pouring away the excess fat from the dish. Drizzle the sausages with the maple syrup and place back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes until the sausages are nicely browned.

  • Remove the sausages from the dish, giving them one last coat in the maple syrup.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

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