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Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites

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These baked sausage and pumpkin bites are the perfect low carb appetizer or snack for this fall!
Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the fall!

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I recently had the opportunity to try some of the many sausage products from Klement's. These authentic European handcrafted sausages really appealed to me – as I am originally from Europe! Their premium meat range includes summer sausages, snack sticks, fresh sausages, cocktail smokies, ring bologna and more!

For this seasonal appetizer I wanted to use the sausage to recreate the sausage stuffing of a turkey, but in appetizer form! The artisan summer sausage from Klement's was perfect for this – and comes in four flavors: Original, Cheddar, Beef (not shown) and Garlic.Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the holiday season!

Because it isn't stacked full of fillers one of these entire summer sausages is just 6g net carbs! Perfect for low carbers, especially when combined with the other ingredients: pumpkin, cream cheese, and pecans!

How to Make Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites

To make this appetizer, slice the summer sausage (I used the original flavor, but I bet the garlic sausage would be great too!) into 16 slices. Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the holiday season!

Place the slices on a metal rack that has been placed on top of a baking sheet.Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the holiday season!

Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the edges start to darken.

Meanwhile, add pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling), cream cheese, fresh or dried thyme and salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend until smooth and set aside (this can be made in advance if necessary).

In a small sauté pan, melt some butter. Add chopped pecans and a sweetener like Lakanto or granular Swerve, and cook the nuts until caramelized, stirring frequently.Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the holiday season!

Spoon the pecans onto wax paper, baking parchment or a silicone mat to harden.

When the sausage slices have cooked, let them cool slightly and then soak up any excess grease with kitchen paper. Place the slices on a serving platter, and add a spoonful of the pumpkin mixture to each one.Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the holiday season!

Finish each one with a few pieces of caramelized pecan and some fresh thyme leaves.

This delicious appetizer is best served slightly warm. Your guests will love the authentic meaty sausage, the soft pumpkin cream, and the crunchy butter pecan topping. Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites - a low carb appetizer for the holiday season!

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Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites

Baked Sausage and Pumpkin Bites

Yield: 16 Bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These baked sausage and pumpkin bites are perfect for a low carb appetizer this holiday season!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Slice the summer sausage into 16 slices, and place on a metal rack over a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges start to darken.
  3. Meanwhile, add the pumpkin, cream cheese, thyme and seasoning to a food processor, blend until smooth, and set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in a small saute pan and add the pecans and sweetener. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly, until the nuts have caramelized. Place on wax paper to harden.
  5. Blot any excess grease from the sausage with kitchen paper, and place the slices on a serving platter. Place spoonfuls of the pumpkin mixture onto each slice, and finish with a few pecans and thyme leaves.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes

4g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 4 Bites
Amount Per Serving Calories 431Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 90mgSodium 1127mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 16g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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Taryn

Monday 14th of November 2016

I love easy apps for entertaining! Thanks!

Kim | Low Carb Maven

Sunday 13th of November 2016

Oh, my husband loves these types of sausages. I would have never thought to put the pumpkin, cream cheese, candied pecans and sausages together. I like the salty, sweet, smoky combination you have going on here. Thanks!

Katrin

Saturday 12th of November 2016

Yay! Easy and delicious. This recipe is brilliant - what a great idea.

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