Maple Premium Pork Sausage

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Maple Sausage Apple Cheese Balls

Try this savory mix of Jimmy Dean® Maple Pork Sausage, Granny Smith apples, and cheddar cheese to wow guests at your next dinner party.


  • 1 package Maple Premium Pork Sausage

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose baking mix

  • 1/3 cup coarsely grated, peeled Granny Smith apple

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook pecans in small skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring constantly. Place in large bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients; mix just until blended.

  3. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls; place in single layer in 2 lightly greased shallow baking pans.

  4. Bake 12-14 minutes or until done (160°F). Serve with toothpicks.