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Kielbasa Buttons with Spicy Apricot Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Kielbasa Buttons with Spicy Apricot Sauce

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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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Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

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