Maple Cream Cheese Sausage Puffs

"I found this recipe on the back of a tube of Jimmy Dean Maple Pork Sausage."
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16 Puffs


  • 1 (12 ounce) package maple pork sausage (bulk)
  • 1 cup finely chopped cooking apple (Fuji)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (3 ounce) package quality soft cream cheese
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls


  • Brown sausage in a dry skillet over a low to medium flame.
  • When the sausage starts to brown, add chopped apple.
  • Stir fry until sausage is thoroughly browned.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Drain excess juice, transfer sausage filling to a bowl.
  • Add cream cheese to the warm filling and mix well.
  • Separate crescent rolls into triangles and place one tablespoon of filling on wide edge of triangle.
  • Roll wide edge of dough towards the “point” of the triangle, enveloping the filling.
  • Fold edges of dough over so that filling is completely enclosed with dough.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Alisa Lea
    DH works a lot of overtime and I'm working 2nd shift now we don't get to spend much time together during the week, so Sunday breakfast has become a big thing at our house. He saw this recipe on the comuter screen and kind of made a face. I made them anyway and served with scrambled eggs. After we ate he "suggested" that I make a batch and freeze them so he can take a couple at a time to work and microwave them to have with his morning coffee. I think he likes them! So did the rest of the family. I'll defintely be making these again.
  2. Mymzi
    I was given some Maple Sausage and this was perfect for breakfast. I used flaky butter biscuits, instead of crescent rolls (didn't have any), they worked just as well IMO. I also added cinnamon and brown sugar, personal preference. My husband absolutely loved it! I would have preferred more apples and less sausage, but that's just me. Real easy to make, and it makes A LOT - I had quite a bit of leftover filling! Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Grammy Bunny
    These little bundles are so wonderfully tasty. The group from church that meets around my kitchen table every Thursday morning just devoured them! I do love that Jimmy Dean Maple sausage (which, is a 16 oz. roll) and a generous-sized Granny Smith. Also sprinkled each serving with about a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon sugar before rolling up. I loaded as much of the filling as I could onto each of the 16 crescent traingles. To cut down a teensy on the fat content...who are we kidding here?...used reduced fat cream cheese AND crescents. Which of course allowed everyone to eat an extra one!!! YUM! Rationalization is a great thing...
  4. Judy from Hawaii
    I was looking for something a bit different to serve on Christmas morning & these fit the bill. This is a nice mixture of tastes & textures which went together more easily than I had expected. Next time, I may use a higher proportion of chopped apples, just for personal preference. I served these with a fruit salad for a simple Christmas brunch. The recipe made more filling than 2 cans of crescent rolls could use at 1T/roll, so I have some leftover - not a bad thing!


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