Maple Premium Pork Sausage

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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


  1. 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.

  2. Combine onions, cranberries and 2 eggs in large bowl. Add sausage mixture and flour; mix lightly.

  3. Unroll pastry sheets on 2 baking sheets. Spoon half of the sausage mixture down center of each sheet.

  4. Beat remaining egg with water; brush onto uncovered pastry.

  5. 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.

  6. Brush pastries with remaining egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  7. Bake 23-27 minutes or until braids are crisp and golden brown. Cut each into 6 slices to serve.