Kielbasa Buttons with Spicy Apricot Sauce Recipe

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Welcome guests in from the cold with these spicy glazed sausage bites served with pretty party picks. They couldn't be easier to make, and people just gobble them up!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 drops hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 118 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage slices on both sides; drain on paper towels. In the same skillet, combine the preserves, barbecue sauce, pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Return sausage to the pan; cook and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with toothpicks. Yield: About 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Kielbasa Buttons with Spicy Apricot Sauce in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p24

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 106841
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"My family loved the sweet tangy sauce. Makes a great appetizer, or meat dish for your buffet meal."

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