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Pigs in a Pretzel Blanket with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Servings: Makes 36 pieces

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Prep Time: 30 minutes


4 oz. Hannaford Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 (18-oz.) ball Hannaford Regular Pizza Dough
36 mini smoked sausages
10 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda
1 large egg yolk
1 Tbsp. water
Kosher salt
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. white vinegar


1. For the pigs in a blanket: Cut cheese crosswise into 12 (1/4"-thick) slices, then cut each piece crosswise into thirds; set aside. Divide pizza dough into 36 equal pieces.
2. Working one at a time, flatten each piece of dough into an oval and press a piece of cheese into the center. Place a sausage on top of each piece of cheese, then fold edges of dough completely around sausage and pinch tightly to seal.
3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Fill a large pot with 10 cups of water, whisk in baking soda, and bring to a gentle simmer. Working in batches, drop 6 to 8 pigs in a blanket into water and cook for 20 seconds. Remove using a slotted spoon, drain briefly on a paper-towel-lined plate, then transfer cheese-side down to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
4. Using a paring knife, make a shallow cut down the center of each of the pigs in a blanket, being careful not to cut all the way through. Whisk egg yolk and water then brush evenly over pigs in a blanket. Sprinkle tops with salt and bake until deep golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
5. For the dipping sauce: Whisk mustard, mayonnaise, honey, and vinegar in a small bowl until smooth. Transfer pigs in a blanket to a platter and serve with dipping sauce.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2018

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Makes 36 pieces
Base Nutrients
Calories 70 kcal (3%)
Calories from Fat 32 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 4 g (5%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (7%)
Cholesterol 15 mg (5%)
Sodium 210 mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrates 6 g (2%)
Dietary Fiber 0 g (0%)
Protein 3 g (5%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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