Maple Sausage and Cream Cheese Spirals
1 package Premium Pork Maple Sausage
1 cup finely chopped, peeled apple
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed, softened
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage and apple in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to skillet. Add cream cheese, cinnamon and pepper; mix well.
Unroll dough on work surface. Separate each can of dough into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations together to seal. Spread 3 tablespoons sausage mixture onto each rectangle.
Roll up dough rectangles, starting at 1 long side of each. Pinch edges together to seal. Use serrated knife to cut each roll into 6 spirals.
Place, cut sides down and 1 inch apart, on baking sheets. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired; press lightly into tops of spirals.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown and bottoms are crisp.