Pigs in a Blanket Christmas Tree

It's been a really busy couple months over here, and I am pumped to say it's finally time for vacation! What an amazing year I have had, and I can't believe what is already lined up for 2018. Next month is the 10th anniversary of The Food in my Beard, and I have two cookbooks coming out, one in May and one in September. Thank you so much for following along, liking, and sharing my stuff, I couldn't be doing what I am doing without you!

So here is a Christmas tree made out of pigs in a blanket. Happy holidays and see you next year!

I mean, you guys know how to make pigs in a blanket. Do I really need to show you? I have tried and nothing works as well as the refrigerated can of dough for these. Unless you want to spend a whole day and a half making a Christmas tree of pigs in a blanket and I don't think you do. A simple cheese sauce is the tinsel of this tree. Build it up. Pour it on. Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, your pigs are so in blankets. Have a good Holiday and New Years and I will see you in 2018!

Pigs in a Blanket Christmas Tree

  • cheese sauce
  • 14 ounces Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 8 ounces Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 ounces Jack Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard
  • pigs
  • 3 packages mini hot dogs about 42 ounces
  • 3 packages refrigerated pastry dough (you know what kind I'm talking about)
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Diced Tomatoes

Instructions

    Make the cheese sauce
    1. Mix the cornstarch into the milk until it is dissolved. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the mustard and cheeses. Continue to stir until the cheeses are melted, turning the heat on low if needed.
    Make the pigs
    1. Unroll the pastry dough and cut it into strips. You only want a thin strip wrapped around each dog.
    2. Wrap the dogs one by one and place on a baking sheet. Bake them for 10 or 15 minutes, whatever the package says.
    3. Meanwhile, cut a star out from the pastry dough and stick a skewer into it. Bake for 15 minutes.
    Make the tree
    1. Build the tree with the pigs. Stick the star on top.
    2. Pour the cheese sauce on top and decorate with the jalapenos and tomatoes.