Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Pastry Dough

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min.


about 4-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
This fun take on classic pigs in a blanket wraps up pork-and-beef logs in from-scratch pastry dough. Bet you can't eat just one! Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 10 crushed Zwieback or Holland rusks (1-1/4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-3/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1-3/4 pounds bulk pork sausage
  • Dijon mustard, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough into three portions. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large bowl, combine Zwieback crumbs, salt and pepper. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of meat mixture into 3-in. logs; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. On a floured surface, knead one portion of dough 8-10 times. Roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. round cutter.
  4. Place one log in the center of each circle. Brush edges of dough with water; fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal. Reroll scraps. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  5. Place on greased racks in shallow baking pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve with mustard if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.