Herbs & Garlic, Apple and Sausage Bites

Recipe Creator: Bothwell Cheese

These sweet and savoury bites made with our flavourful Sunny Dog Herbs & Garlic Cheddar make a great appetizer for your holiday feast.


  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 2 hot Italian sausages
  • ½ large white onion, diced
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sheets puff pastry measuring 9”x 10”
  • ¼ cup flour for dusting
  • 100g Sunny Dog Barkin’ Herbs and Garlic Cheddar, shredded
  • Optional garnish: Fresh oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Prepare two 12 mini cupcake pans by spraying with oil and
    set aside.
  2. Remove casings from sausages and crumble meat.
  3. In a medium saucepan, on medium heat add oil and sauté onions and sausage meat,
    making sure to separate the meat into a crumble as it cooks.
  4. Once the sausage starts to brown, about 5 minutes, add apples and sauté. Cook mixture
    until apples soften and meat is fully cooked, about 7- 10 minutes, and set aside.
  5. On a lightly floured surface roll out puff pastry and cut into 12 rectangles, making
    approximately 3”x 2.5” rectangles, repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry.
  6. Place each rectangle into each mini muffin tins and press them down making cups with
    the pastry.
  7. Equally divide sausage mixture into the 24 cups, about 1 tbsp. in each cup.
  8. Equally divide cheese on top of each cup, about 1 tsp. on each cup.
  9. Bake cups for 20-25 minutes or until pastry is cooked through and golden brown.
  10. Serve warm and enjoy!