A recipe for little sausage pies to pair with soup

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The perfect dinner or lunch accompaniment to soup! Little sausage pies are butter dough wrapped around warm sausage and cheese. This is a family recipe that chef Jenn Martello grew up with, and the ultimate comfort food! Find Jenn on IG at @chefjennmartello and online www.chefjennmartello.com

1 lb. Bulk sausage

1 tbsp Mustard, Dijon

1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded

3 1/4 – 3 3/4 Cup Flour, all purpose

1 pkg Yeast

2 tbsp Sugar

1 cup Water, warm

1/2 cup Butter, melted

Egg wash, beat 1 egg with 1 tsp water

1. Brown sausage in a medium skillet 3-5 minutes, stir in mustard and set aside. 

2. Preheat Oven 400*

3. In a stand mixer using the dough hook combine 2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Heat water and butter to 120 degrees and add liquid to the flour mixture, blend at low until moistened, beat 3 minutes.  Add additional flour until smooth and elastic.  

4. Divide into 4 dough balls, cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

5. Divide each dough ball into 4 more smaller balls, flatten each ball and roll out into a circle.  Fill with 1 tbsp sausage mixture and 1 tbsp swiss cheese.  Fold in half and seal with a fork.

6. Place pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with egg wash and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

7. Enjoy!  

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.

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