Lit'l Smokies® Smoked Sausage Holiday Appetizer Wreath

What can we say? This one tastes as beautiful as it looks.


  • Prep Time

    30 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    15 Minutes

  • Makes

    16 Servings (2 crescent wrapped sausages and 1 tablespoon sauce each)


1/2 Cup

whole berry cranberry sauce

1/2 Cup

barbecue sauce

1 Can

(8 ounces) refrigerated crescent dough rolls

Optional: Roasted bell pepper strips, cherry tomato halves and fresh rosemary for garnish



1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Open package of Lit’l Smokies and drain off any liquid.


2. Combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in a small saucepan; heat over low heat stirring until smooth and hot.


3. Unroll dough, separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. With a knife or pizza cutter cut each rectangle lengthwise into 8 strips making a total of 32 strips. Wrap one strip of dough around each Lit’l Smokie®. Place crescent wrapped sausages with sides touching on ungreased cookie sheet or round baking stone in a circle forming a wreath shape.


4. Bake for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Carefully remove wreath onto serving platter, if desired. Garnish wreath with bell pepper strips to form a bow and cherry tomato halves and rosemary sprigs for ornaments, if desired. Serve with cranberry-barbecue sauce mixture.