Homemade pigs in blankets don’t get much better than this! Sweet & smoky with a sticky, honey & mustard glaze. Next level stuff!

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pigs in blankets with honey & mustard

You can’t have Christmas dinner without pigs in blankets!

In this recipe, we’re making our own & glazing them in a sticky, honey & mustard glaze. They’re sweet with a mild mustard flavour. Guaranteed to take your roast dinner to the next level!

What Are Pigs In Blankets?

Pigs in blankets, in my opinion are one of the best parts of a Christmas dinner! These are a staple here in the UK & consist of sausages wrapped in streaky bacon.

These are then cooked until crisp & can also be glazed, like we are doing in this recipe. Although eaten mainly at Christmas, pigs in blankets are good all year round…

What You’ll Need

  • Sausages
    You can make pigs in blankets with almost any sausage but I would recommend using chipolatas. These sausages are long & thin which means that you’ll get more bacon & sausage per portion!
  • Bacon
    Using streaky bacon is key here. I like to use smoked bacon but you can use unsmoked, if you’d prefer. They’ll taste great either way.
  • Honey
    We’re using runny honey for our glaze. If you haven’t got any, golden or maple syrup would make good alternatives.
  • Mustard
    Wholegrain mustard has a fairly mild flavour which makes it perfect for our glaze!
  • Lemon Juice
    Adding a small amount of lemon juice to our glaze cuts through the sweetness nicely.
pigs in blankets with honey & mustard

How To Make Pigs In Blankets

The full, printable recipe card can be found at the bottom of this post!

Step 1 – Thinning Out The Bacon

The first step is to thin & stretch the bacon out slightly. This will make the bacon crispier when it’s cooked & means that each sausage will be completely wrapped.

To do this, lay a rasher of bacon onto a chopping board, then run the back of a knife along the length two or three times. Don’t go crazy here, we don’t want the bacon too thin!

pigs in blankets bacon

Step 2 – Wrapping Sausages

Time to wrap the sausages in the bacon. Here, we lay a chipolata onto the rasher of bacon then roll it up. If you like, you could hold the bacon in place with a couple of cocktail sticks, but I don’t find this necessary…

Step 3 – Cooking

Once all your sausages are wrapped in bacon, pop them onto a baking tray, drizzle with veg oil then cook at 200°c/180°c fan (392°f/356°f) for 10 minutes. Next, brush the honey & mustard glaze all over then return to the oven & cook for another 5-10 minutes, until golden & sticky.

pigs in blankets

Honey & Mustard Glaze

This honey & mustard glaze couldn’t be easier! To make, simply mix together runny honey, wholegrain mustard & a squeeze of lemon juice. That’s it!

To glaze the sausages, we brush the glaze all over them halfway through cooking. They are then cooked for a further 10 minutes or so, until super sticky…

How To Reheat Pigs In Blankets

Although these pigs in blankets are best eaten straight away, they can be reheated! To do this, place them onto a lined baking tray, cover with foil & cook at 180°c/356°f until hot.

Alternatively, you could make them into mac & cheese, using my leftover pigs in blankets mac & cheese recipe!

Cooking Pigs In Blankets In An Aga

With all of my recipes, I include cooking instructions for conventional ovens, fan ovens & also Agas.

To cook pigs in blankets in an Aga, place them on the bottom set of runners in the roasting oven & cook as per the recipe.

Equipment Used

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Pigs In Blankets With Honey & Mustard

Homemade pigs in blankets don't get much better than this! Sweet & smoky with a sticky, honey & mustard glaze. Next level stuff!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: English
Servings: 12 Pigs In Blankets
Author: Ben Racey

Equipment

  • Large Baking Tray
  • Pastry Brush
  • Small Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

Honey & Mustard Glaze

  • 50 g Honey
  • 1 tsp Wholegrain Mustard
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Pigs In Blankets

  • 12 Chipolata Sausages
  • 12 Rashers Streaky Bacon Smoked Or Unsmoked
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Instructions

Honey & Mustard Glaze

  • Place the honey, mustard & lemon juice into a small mixing bowl, mix to combine then set aside.

Pigs In Blankets

  • Preheat an oven to 200°c/180°c fan (392°f/356°f).
  • Place a rasher of bacon onto a chopping board & stretch/thin it out slightly, using the back of a knife.
  • Tightly wrap the bacon around a chipolata sausage then place onto a baking tray.
  • Repeat with the remaining sausages & bacon.
  • Drizzle the veg oil over the pigs in blankets then cook in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Brush the sausages all over with the glaze then cook for a further 5-10 minutes, until golden & sticky.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

1. Cooking In An Aga – To cook the pigs in blankets in an Aga, place them on the bottom set of runners in the roasting oven.
2. Bacon –  You can use either smoked or unsmoked bacon for this recipe.
3. Sausages – Make sure to use chipolata sausages for this recipe!
4. Honey & Mustard – If you’d prefer not to glaze your pigs in blankets, cook them for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through & the bacon is crispy.
5. Reheating – Pigs in blankets are best served straight away but can be cooked & stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, cover with foil & cook at 180°c/356°f until hot.

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