Homemade Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Homemade Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Get ready to elevate this classic appetizer to a whole new level with our homemade crescent roll recipe for pigs in a blanket. These flaky, golden pastries filled with savory cocktail sausages are the perfect bite-sized treat for parties, game nights, or an indulgent comfort snack. With our step-by-step recipe, you'll be able to create these irresistible crescent roll pigs in a blanket from scratch, that are guaranteed to be a home run.


For the Crescent Rolls:

- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

- 1 cup warm milk

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 4 cups Flourish flour

For the Pigs in a Blanket:

- 1 package cocktail sausages

- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

- Poppy seeds or sesame seeds (optional, for topping)


Prepare the Crescent Roll Dough:

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, melted butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Stir in the yeast mixture.
  3. Gradually add the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.
  4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Shaping the Crescent Rolls:

  1. Once the dough has risen, gently punch it down to release any air bubbles.
  2. Divide the dough into two equal portions. Take one portion and set the other aside.
  3. Roll out the dough into a large circle, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the circle into 8 triangular wedges.

Assembling the Pigs in a Blanket:

  1. Take a cocktail sausage and place it at the wide end of each triangle.
  2. Roll the dough tightly around the sausage, tucking in the edges to seal it.
  3. Repeat this process with the remaining sausages and dough.

Final Touches and Baking:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place the crescent roll pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Brush the tops of the rolls with beaten egg wash.
  4. For an optional touch, sprinkle poppy seeds or sesame seeds on top for added flavor and visual appeal.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crescent rolls turn golden brown and the sausages are cooked through.

Serving and Enjoying:

  1. Remove the pigs in a blanket from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  2. Arrange them on a platter and serve them warm with your favorite dipping sauces, such as mustard, ketchup, or barbecue sauce.
  3. These delightful homemade crescent roll pigs in a blanket are sure to be a hit among family and friends. Enjoy the flaky texture and savory goodness!

By taking the extra step to make your own crescent rolls, you can transform the traditional pigs in a blanket into a guest-worthy appetizer. The buttery, flaky layers of the homemade

Crescent rolls perfectly complement the savory cocktail sausages, creating a super satisfying treat. Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply craving a comforting snack, these pigs in a blanket are a must-try recipe. Give it a go, and prepare to be amazed by the irresistible combination of homemade goodness and classic flavors!