Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Apricot and Dijon Kielbasa Bites -Little Dipper Crock Pot, Oven or Grill

New to cooking or just need something that comes together in no time? It doesn't get much easier than this folks, three ingredients, set it and forget it and get ready for recipe requests! These Apricot and Dijon Kielbasa Bites have a ton of sweet and tangy flavor and can be heated up any way you'd like. Another beautiful thing, this is perfect for any occasion, whether a couple people or a huge holiday or football party. Don't hesitate to give this a try, it might just become your signature party dish:@)

Oh and, you don't need to have food picks in your team colors but... All the cool kids do:@) 

  • As a point of reference, one 12-14 oz rope of smoked sausage will fit into the Little Dipper Crock Pot (might need a little arranging). For lots of sauce, I would mix 3/4 of the recipe if using one rope and the Little Dipper.
  • I made 1/2 rope and 1/2 recipe of sauce. Recipe easily increased for a larger crowd using larger Crock Pot. I'm guessing the full recipe below used a 3-4 quart Crock Pot at a minimum.
  • I like to add the sliced kielbasa to boiling water and cook it for a minute, just to remove some of the fat. Drain well.
  • I'm also a big fan of adding a folded paper towel under the lid to help absorb some excess moisture. This helps keep the sauce nice and thick too.
Apricot and Dijon Kielbasa Bites-from Cakes Cottage
2 lbs kielbasa, cut into bite size pieces, approx 1/2" thick-see smaller amounts above
1 C apricot preserves
1/2 C Dijon mustard
  • Mix everything, add to cooking vessel, heat through:
  • Little Dipper-Cover crock, cook for 1 hour, remove lid and let heat up uncovered for 30 minutes more. Larger slow cooker-cover, low for 4 hours.
  • Oven-Add to baking dish, 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and hot at 350 degrees.
  • Grill-Disposable foil pan, indirect medium/high heat about 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and hot.


  1. These look Bill approved! Perfect for game day company!

  2. This looks delicious! I am going to serve this at our next football watching occasion.
    I hope you have a wonderful week!


  3. I think that I would love this. I love the combination of sweet and spicy.

  4. This sounds perfect, thanks Lynn, will try!

  5. These sound so easy and flavorful, Lynn! I'm a big fan of using a paper towel under the lid, too.

  6. Hi, Lynn...this sounds the little smokies in grape jelly...I love it when folks come up with these simple and delicious dishes...

  7. Sounds like a yummy combo Lynn, I'll have to give it a try!

  8. I just love this sauce for your Kielbasa Bites, a great appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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