Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Award Winning Mini Peaches & Cream Breakfast Pies

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Mine's going just "peachy" ;) I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen as the Wake Up to Johnsonville® Recipe Contest Winner!



When I was coming up with ideas of what to pair with their breakfast sausage for the contest, I knew I wanted to do something on the sweet side. Without fail, every breakfast choice I am given, I go for the sweet choice; a danish over a bagel, pancakes over an omelet, a cinnamon roll over biscuits and gravy. Since peaches were in the prime of their season, I thought they would make the perfect addition to my recipe. To bring everything together I enhanced the Johnsonville® Vermont Maple Breakfast Sausage with some sweet maple syrup and added cream cheese for a sweet and savory peaches and cream mixture. At first I was going to roll the mixture up in crescent but wanted something with more of cute presentation. After my miniature fruit pie recipe/tutorial took Pinterest by storm, I knew this reader favorite would make the perfect presentation. I crossed my fingers and stuffed my sweet and savory mixture into biscuit dough cups topped with a lattice design to resemble adorable little mini pies. They baked up tender and flaky with a perfect golden brown top.


I started by rolling out a can of refrigerated biscuit dough for the "crust" of my mini breakfast pies.


I pressed the dough into a muffin pan and filled them with my sausage, peaches and cream mixture.


For the full effect, I created a lattice top for my mini breakfast pies out of the extra biscuit dough.


Bake...



...and enjoy!




Mini Peaches & Cream Breakfast Pies

Ingredients
  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 package (12 ounce) Johnsonville® Vermont Maple Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • 1can (15 ounces) diced peaches, drained
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Remove refrigerated biscuit dough from can and separate.

Peel off a thin layer of dough from the top of each biscuit, cut into thin strips using a knife or pizza cutter, and set aside to use as a lattice top for your breakfast pies if desired (you can also skip this step and make open faced pies).

Flatten the dough of each biscuit until they are about 1/4-inch thick circles. Press biscuit dough circle into the wells of a muffin/cupcake tin creating individual little biscuit cups. Set aside.

Cook sausage patties according to package directions, breaking up meat with wooden spoon. Drain sausage.

In a small bowl combined sausage, peaches and maple syrup until well coated.

Fill each biscuit cup 1/2 to 3/4 full with sausage/peach mixture. In your small bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar.

Spread a dollop of the cream cheese mixture evenly over each filled biscuit cup.

Top with a lattice pattern made with your biscuit dough strips if desired.

Bake at 350˚F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are lightly golden brown. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes.

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4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this big win!

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  2. Johanna Nilsson JokiahoAugust 17, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    Hi,

    I'm hosting a monthly linky party and I would love you to join. Check it out on

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/08/my-sweet-party-august-childhood.html

    Cheers!

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  3. Congratulations! These sound absolutely amazing!

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  4. Tiffany FizzypartyAugust 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Woo Hoo!!!! Congratulations! Such excitement. What a great recipe and I too lean toward the sweet :)

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