Sticky Apricot Little Smokies Sausages

Sticky Apricot Little Smokies Sausages

Apricot jam, whole grain mustard and ‘little smokies’ smoked sausages — that’s the idea that’s been rolling around in my head all month. ‘What if I tossed some little smoked sausages with apricot preserves and mustard and baked them in the oven until the sausages are heated and coated in a sticky, tangy sweet sauce??’

Short and Sweet

Yes, I’d say so! This simple recipe requires a shortlist of simple ingredients

  • little smokies
  • apricot preserves
  • whole grain mustard
  • garlic salt
sticky smokies ingredients

The Perfect Party Food

The very moment that I chose to put this idea into action was in preparation for my annual Christmas Eve Party. And it was THE PERFECT choice! Here’s what I love about this recipe:

  • it makes use of ingredients I always have on hand (apricot preserves and mustard are 2 pantry staples in my home)
  • it’s simple to assemble
  • the crowd LOVED it
making the little smokies

No Measuring Required

That’s right, this is one of THOSE recipes that doesn’t even need to be measured. Just a few spoonfuls of mustard, a dash of garlic salt and half of a jar of apricot preserves makes the most delicious sticky, sweet little smokies. But don’t worry, I’ve included measurements in the recipe card just in case!

Bake, Bubble and Eat!

And the ease of this recipe is unmatched. Once combined, place the jammy little smokies into a preheated 350° oven and bake for 40 minutes stirring halfway through. *Pro-tip* double this recipe for larger crowds!

sticky apricot little smokies

Once the juices are bubbling the smokies are ready to serve. Little bites of salty, sticky, tangy sweet smoky sausages are just about my favorite food. Looking for another simple recipe for your next party? Try my recipe for the BEST PARTY DIP!

ingredients smokies apricot mustard

Sticky Apricot Little Smokies Sausages

Serving Size:
4-6 sausages
40 minutes


  • 32 ounces little smoked sausages
  • 2 cups apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain musatrd
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Prepare a 9″ x 13″ baking dish by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients into the prepared baking dish and stir to combine.
  3. Place smoked sausages into the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes.
  4. Once the juices are bubbly and the smoked sausages are hot and lightly browned, they are read to serve.
  5. Serves 12
sticky smoked sausage pin
sticky smoked sausages baked