We went to a Valentine pitch-in last Sunday, and someone brought cocktail sausages. This is one of my husband’s favorite party foods. I like it, too, for that matter.

Yesterday morning, my husband hinted that we don’t have to wait until we go to another party to feast on sweet & sour cocktail sausages. I quite agreed. Last night, I stopped by the grocery store and bought two packages of cocktail sausages. I already had the rest of the ingredients in the pantry.

Sweet & sour cocktail sausages
Sweet & sour cocktail sausages

The recipe is really quite simple; people always ask me for it and they have a hard time believing how easy it is, and how few ingredients it takes. Really, the recipe is mostly spices!


Two packages cocktail sausages
1/2 cup apricot jam
2 cups Craig’s BBQ Sauce
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cloves
1/4 finely diced onion

What to do:

Put everything in a large mixing bowl except for the sausages, and mix thoroughly.

Put the cocktail sausages in a large baking dish. Cover with the mixture in the bowl.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Put the baking dish on the table and make sure everybody has several toothpicks. Forks are fine, too, but you don’t have to wash toothpicks. I’m kind of lazy.

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