Fall leaves and football means it's a great excuse to whip up some snacks like gluten-free pigs in a blanket!
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About This Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
Pigs in a blanket are such tasty snacks. And it's been over a decade since I was able to enjoy them! But thanks to Schar's frozen gluten-free puff pastry, they are possible once again!
I recently did a takeover on Schar's Instagram page showing how to make these tasty treats. If you missed it, don't worry! You can catch the recap Reel here, or scroll down to learn how to make them yourself!
TOP TIPS For Making Pigs in a Blanket Gluten-Free
Now, before I go any further, you should know two things:
Number 1: The Schar gluten-free puff pastry can be VERY challenging to find. Trust me, I know. It took me over 2 years to find it in my local grocery store. So I completely understand if you're reading this and thinking "Yeah right, lady, I can't find that stuff anywhere!"
Use the Schar website to check their "store locator" option and see what stores carry it. Then, call those grocery stores to see if they have it in stock. If they don't, ask if they can make a request. Then, keep checking!
Number 2: This recipe is super easy and you only need 3 ingredients!
Ingredients For Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket
All you need to make gluten-free pigs in a blanket are:
1 box of the Schar puff pastry dough (which contains 2 rolls). You could also try using another gluten-free puff pastry, like GeeFree Foods
1 package of 8 hot dogs (make sure they are gluten-free - I used Nathan's)
That's it! You can also add ketchup or mustard on the side for dipping, once they are cooked through and golden brown.
How To Assemble Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket
First, let the pastry defrost at room temperature so it's easier to work with. Then, you'll cut it into triangles (a pizza cutter works great for this) and cut up the hot dogs into small bite sized pieces. Then, you brush the eggwash over the pastry so it will be able to stick, and place a hot dog piece at the base and roll!
You will also brush with the egg wash on top so they get nice and golden brown when in the oven. After that, place them on a baking sheet, bake them in the oven, and they are done!
Tools For Making This Recipe Easier
Pizza Cutter: This helps for cutting the puff pastry into triangles. You can also just use a sharp knife. I got mine on sale at TJ Maxx.
Pastry Brush: I found mine at TJ Maxx! I have 4 in different colors.
More Gluten-Free Game Day Appetizers
Looking for more great appetizers for fall football? Make these epic gluten-free nachos with homemade guacamole, or perhaps plan out an amazing charcuterie board, or bake some gluten-free chicken wings! The sky's the limit with these snacks!
Here's how to make this delicious fall appetizer - pigs in a blanket!
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Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
- 1 box Schar gluten-free puff pastry dough, defrosted to room temperature
- 1 package of hot dogs (8-count), gluten-free
- 1 egg + 1 Tablespoon water
- Mustard (Gluten-free), for dipping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with a a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Defrost the Schar puff pastry according to package directions. It needs to be soft in order to use. Remove both rolls of pastry from the packaging and lay flat on a clean surface. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut triangles into the dough - 12 for each roll, for a total of 24.
Cut hot dogs into thirds, to create 24 hot dog pieces. Then, assemble!
With the tip of the triangle closest to you, brush with the eggwash (this will help create a seal). Then, place a piece of the hot dog at the bottom, and begin to roll. Toward the end, if you have some excess dough, you can trim or cut it off. Tuck the ends underneath and place them on a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.
Repeat with all remaining hot dogs and pieces of pastry. Brush the tops thoroughly with the eggwash to ensure they get nice and golden brown. Bake for 20-22 minutes and remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes then enjoy! Dip into mustard if desired.
Eggwash: Brushing the pastry with eggwash BEFORE adding & rolling up the hot dog helps ensure the pastry sticks together. Don't skip this step!
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 338Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 56mgSodium 622mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 9g
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