Is it really Christmastime if you haven’t had any little smokies yet?
I don’t think so.
To officially kick off the holiday, I made a batch of this classic appetizer but added a holiday twist by covering them in a spicy apple cranberry sauce.
To make the sauce, I used apple jelly, canned jellied cranberry, and some spicy BBQ sauce (to add a little kick).
When I made the first batch, I wasn’t really sure how they would turn out…
After they simmered a few hours, I dipped my toothpick in and picked up one of the juicy little guys.
I bit into it and….OH MY GOSH…it was sooooo delicious! Just bursting with flavor!
With a 5 minute prep, easy crock pot cooking, and flavor explosion, I think these little smokies are my new favorite holiday party appetizer!
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Spicy Apple Cranberry Little Smokies Recipe
An easy holiday appetizer made in the crock pot, Lil smokies sausages with cranberry sauce, apple jelly, and spicy bbq sauce.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 5 mins
- Yield: 15 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 4 14 oz Packages of Little Smokies
- 1 14 oz Can Cranberry Sauce
- 1 Cup Apple Jelly
- 1/4 Cup Spicy BBQ Sauce ( I used Stubb’s)
- 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
- Place all ingredients in your crock pot. Give it a good stir.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Serve warm.
- Calories: 333
Felicia Tripkos says
Just made this recipe for an early Christmas get together. It was excellent, just the right amount of sweet and spicey with a little tang. They were devoured, not one lil smokie left! Quite a few people were wanting the recipe.
Thanks for sharing your recipe, it’s my new go to for this dish!!
Jessica Pinney says
Thank you for the compliment, Felicia. I am so glad everyone at your party enjoyed them. Merry Christmas!