Maple Sausage and Apple Braid
This delicious dish combines Jimmy Dean® Maple Pork Sausage with apples and cranberries in a fluffy pastry outer shell for a show-stopping dish that is sure to please.
1 package Maple Premium Pork Sausage
2 apples, peeled, finely chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup dried cranberries
3 eggs, divided
3 tablespoons flour
1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
2 tsp. water
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook sausage and apples in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Cool slightly.
Combine onions, cranberries and 2 eggs in large bowl. Add sausage mixture and flour; mix lightly.
Unroll pastry sheets on 2 baking sheets. Spoon half of the sausage mixture down center of each sheet.
Beat remaining egg with water; brush onto uncovered pastry.
Use a sharp knife to make 7 diagonal cuts in exposed pastry on each side of filling, stopping 1 inch from filling. Fold strips over filling, alternating sides until filling is enclosed.
Brush pastries with remaining egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 23-27 minutes or until braids are crisp and golden brown. Cut each into 6 slices to serve.