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Surprising Secret Ingredient Makes This Pigs in a Blanket Recipe Irresistible

Pigs in a blanket is the ultimate party food – ideal for guests to eat as they mingle and easy for the host to make and assemble. But while most recipes call for cocktail franks wrapped in canned crescent roll dough, we wanted to give our version an especially tasty twist. So we used pie crust mix instead crescent dough, plus added a hint of sweetness by brushing the crust with apricot preserves before rolling it around the franks. We guarantee: Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this sweet-and-salty pigs in a blanket recipe! 

Want to make your next batch of these franks even more flavorful? Add a smoky element by cooking up a few slices of bacon, cutting them into quarters and wrapping each around a cocktail frank. Then continue with the recipe as instructed. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. 


6 servings

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  • ½ of 11-oz. pkg. piecrust mix
  • 2 Tbs. apricot preserves, melted
  • 24 cocktail franks
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup spicy brown mustard



8 Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare piecrust mix according to package directions for one crust. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough into 12"x9" rectangle; spread preserves over dough to edges.

Cut dough into 24 (3"x1 1⁄2") strips. Place 1 frank on each strip; roll up, overlapping dough ends slightly, then press lightly to seal. Place, seam sides down, on baking sheet; brush with egg. 

Bake until lightly browned, about 15 min. Place mustard in small bowl; serve with franks for dipping.


  • Calories: 327
  • Fat: 22 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 8 gram
  • Protein: 8 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 19 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg
  • Sugar: 3 gram
  • Sodium: 842 mg
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