Pigs in Blankets Christmas Wreath

  • 25MINS
  • 25MINS
  • Serves 20
  • 112KCAL

Golden, crispy and oh-so-impressive, this Pigs in Blankets Christmas Wreath will brighten up any buffet or dinner time spread. Made from one of the best picky bits on the Christmas time menu, it’s guaranteed to ‘wow’ your guests over the festive party season (and it’s slimming friendly!).

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories112
  • Carbs8g
  • Protein9.3g
  • Fat4.6g
  • Saturates1.7g
  • Sugars0.6g

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What could be better than Pigs in Blankets? A Pigs in Blanket Wreath, of course! This impressive centrepiece is sure to have your dinner guests in awe, and it’s simple to put together. From festive buffets to dinner party spreads, this tasty pastry wreath almost looks too good to eat (almost!). 

To keep things slimming friendly, our low-fat chipolata piggies are wrapped in delicate light puff pastry coats. We’ve used Heck’s Chicken Italia Chipolata Sausages, but you can use any low-fat sausages you can find at your local supermarket – just be sure to adjust the calories accordingly, if you’re counting.

Ready-rolled light puff pastry is good to go and easy to work with, especially if you use it straight from the fridge while it’s nice and firm. To give our wreath a pop of festive colour, we’ve garnished it with fresh basil leaves and chopped cherry tomatoes. 

Make sure you move quickly if you fancy a bite! Once this one’s out on the table, it won’t last long…

What diets is this Pigs in Blanket Wreath suitable for?

Pigs in Blanket Wreath can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute sausages and pastry for suitable alternatives. 

To make sure Pigs in Blanket Wreath is dairy-free, use dairy-free sausages (triple check your ingredients as some sausages contain dairy).

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pigs in Blanket Wreath?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Pigs in Blanket Wreath?

We’ve used Heck Chicken Italia Chipolata Sausages and they’re available in the chilled aisle of most supermarkets. You can use chipolata sausages from any brand and adjust the calories accordingly.

You’ll need a large square baking tray that’s a minimum size of 30cm x 30cm to prepare this recipe.

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How many calories are in this Pigs in Blanket Wreath?

There are 112 calories per portion in this Pigs in Blanket Wreath, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Pigs in Blanket Wreath is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a large square baking tray (minimum size 30 x 30cm), with a sheet of non-stick baking paper.

Step 2

Twist each sausage in the middle, then snip through the twists to make 20 mini sausages.

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Step 3

Wrap a piece of bacon around the middle of each mini sausage and place seam-side down.

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Step 4

Unroll the pastry sheet on its backing paper and lay on the work surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 20 rectangles, each measuring 7cm x 6.5cm.

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Step 5

Place a bacon-wrapped sausage diagonally across the centre of one pastry rectangle. Fold two opposite corners in, so that they meet in the centre on top of the sausage. Press the join gently to seal. Repeat until all 20 bacon-wrapped sausages are enfolded in pastry.

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Step 6

Mark a 30cm diameter circle on the lined baking tray. To make the wreath, place the pastry-wrapped sausages on the lined baking tray to form a complete 30cm diameter ring (with one pointed end just touching the marked circle and the other pointed end pointing towards the centre). Brush a little beaten egg between each pastry-wrapped sausage, and place each one tightly up against the next – this will help them stick together whilst baking.

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Step 7

Brush the completed wreath with beaten egg and place in the preheated oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, until crisp and golden and the sausages are cooked through.

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Step 8

Remove from the oven and leave on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes, to cool and firm up a little. Carefully slide onto a large serving plate or use several fish slices to gently loosen and lift the wreath off the lined baking tray and onto a serving plate. It will help if you have somebody else to help you lift the wreath, each using a couple of fish slices.

Step 9

Serve warm or cold with a mixed salad or other accompaniment of your choice. You can garnish the centre of the wreath with a few cherry tomatoes and a sprig of fresh basil, if wished.

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What could I serve with this Pigs in Blanket Wreath?

This Pigs in Blanket Wreath will steal the show as a centrepiece on any festive buffet. You can serve it as part of a selection of slimming-friendly Christmas picky bits, like these:

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How do you know when Pigs in Blanket Wreath is cooked?

You should cook this Pigs in Blanket Wreath until the pastry is crisp and golden, and the chipolata sausages are cooked through. This will take 20-25 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Pigs in Blanket Wreath in the fridge?

Make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, then make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Pigs in Blanket Wreath can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Can I freeze Pigs in Blanket Wreath?

You can freeze this Pigs in Blanket Wreath recipe. You’ll want to store it in an airtight container broken up into separate pieces, to avoid overloading your freezer!

How do I reheat Pigs in Blanket Wreath?

While you can reheat this Pigs in Blanket Wreath in the microwave, we wouldn’t recommend it as the pastry can go soggy.

For best results, reheat this Pigs in Blanket Wreath in an oven at 180°C for roughly 10 minutes. You’ll want to make sure it’s piping hot throughout before serving.

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Pigs in Blankets Christmas Wreath

Golden, crispy and oh-so-impressive, this Pigs in Blankets Christmas Wreath will ‘wow’ your guests – and it’s slimming friendly!
  • Prep Time
    25 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 112
  • Carbs 8G

Ingredients

  • 10 low-fat chicken chipolata sausages
  • 10 bacon medallions cut in half lengthways
  • 320 g ready-rolled light puff pastry sheet approx. 26cm x 35cm
  • 1 medium egg beaten

Garnish (optional)

  • 3 cherry tomatoes to garnish
  • a sprig of fresh basil to garnish

large square baking tray

non-stick baking paper

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a large square baking tray (minimum size 30cm x 30cm), with a sheet of non-stick baking paper.
  2. Twist each sausage in the middle, then snip through the twists to make 20 mini sausages.
  3. Wrap a piece of bacon around the middle of each mini sausage and place seam-side down.
  4. Unroll the pastry sheet on its backing paper and lay on the work surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 20 rectangles, each measuring 7cm x 6.5cm.
  5. Place a bacon-wrapped sausage diagonally across the centre of one pastry rectangle. Fold two opposite corners in, so that they meet in the centre on top of the sausage. Press the join gently to seal. Repeat until all 20 bacon-wrapped sausages are enfolded in pastry.
  6. Mark a 30cm diameter circle on the lined baking tray. To make the wreath, place the pastry-wrapped sausages on the lined baking tray to form a complete 30cm diameter ring (with one pointed end just touching the marked circle and the other pointed end pointing towards the centre). Brush a little beaten egg between each pastry-wrapped sausage, and place each one tightly up against the next – this will help them stick together whilst baking.
  7. Brush the completed wreath with beaten egg and place in the preheated oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, until crisp and golden and the sausages are cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes, to cool and firm up a little. Carefully slide onto a large serving plate or use several fish slices to gently loosen and lift the wreath off the lined baking tray and onto a serving plate. It will help if you have somebody else to help you lift the wreath, each using a couple of fish slices.
  9. Serve warm or cold with a mixed salad or other accompaniment of your choice. You can garnish the centre of the wreath with a few cherry tomatoes and a sprig of fresh basil, if wished.

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Recipe notes

Tip: We found it's generally best to use the pastry straight from the fridge, depending on the brand you use. Some brands can be stickier than others and may become difficult to work with if they become warm, so we recommend using it chilled and handling it as little as possible. If the pastry starts to become sticky, pop it back in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
Tip: Leave the baked wreath on the lined baking tray to cool a little, as it will be more fragile whilst still hot.
Tip: We used chicken chipolata sausages, but you can use any chipolatas of your choice and adjust the calories accordingly.

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Stephanie JenkinsWednesday 16th November 2022

I cant wait to make this but I want to prepare it a couple of weeks in advance to serving it. Would you recommend freezing before or after cooking?

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    SharonFriday 18th November 2022

    Hi Stephanie, we’re so pleased you’re looking forward to making our Pigs in Blankets Christmas Wreath. We would recommend freezing after baking, but you will need to make a large space in your freezer if you want to freeze it whole. Alternatively, if you haven’t got enough freezer space, separate into pieces or sections and freeze in smaller containers which you can stack in your freezer. Then defrost and reassemble into a wreath before serving. Hope this helps!

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