Crescent Roll Stuffed Sausage Bites

Category: Holidays
Servings: 2 people
Prep-Time:  10 minutes
Cook-Time: 5-10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I’ve always loved spicy chicken sausage and I’ve also always loved crescent rolls so one Thanksgiving I decided to combine them. The result is outrageously delicious, and even easier to make.

These are a perfectly balanced appetizer that can also be eaten as a perfectly simple lunch outside of the holiday season. I always have sausage and rolls in my kitchen, so whenever I need an easy lunch all I need to do is preheat the oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Crescent rolls
  • 2 pre-cooked Sausages (Chicken sausage, Turkey sausage, Spicy sausage, Sweet sausage etc)
  • Honey or Dijon mustard

Step one: Preheat your oven to the temperature on the crescent roll package; unroll your crescent rolls on a cookie sheet and spread a bit of mustard on your roll

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Step two: Roll up your sausage in the crescent roll!

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Step three: Bake until the crescent rolls are done according to the package, about 5-10 minutes

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Step four: Slice up your sausages into bite sized pieces, and add toothpicks 🙂

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Rustic Apple Tart

Category: Baking & Desserts/Vegetarian 
Servings: 4-6 people
Prep-Time:  15 minutes
Cook-Time: 20 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

This recipe guarantees a crisp, flavorful apple tart that you can easily turn into an a-la-mode dessert. It’s perfectly balanced and incredibly easy to make.

If you’ve made apple pie before, you know how finicky it can be. Well this apple tart has room for *ahem* improvement, lets say. You have a bit of wiggle room with this easy recipe, so if you love spices, kick it up a notch and don’t worry about ruining your dessert with a measuring error.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen pie crust, thawed
  • 2 fuji apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 rounded tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp of butter or butter substitute 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp of flour, plus dusting for crust

Step one: Preheat oven to 425. Flour your surface, then roll out your pie crust with a rolling pin, lay on cookie sheet

Step two: Peel and slice your apples, squeeze in your lemon juice and add in your spices

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Step three: Mix in sugar and stir together, then add in a tsp of flour and mix again

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Step four: Place your apple mixture in the center of the pie crust, dot with butter

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Step five: Fold the crust towards the center, brush with the beaten egg (also known as egg wash!)

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Step six: Bake until golden brown and bubbly, approximately 20 minutes

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