Apple Pie Pig Shots

Apple Pie Pig Shots

Apple Pie Pig Shots are a sweet and savory appetizer that can be cooked in the Traeger pellet grill or in the oven.

The idea behind the name for this recipe is that they resemble a shot glass made out of both sausage and bacon.

Then they can be filled with anything your heart desires.

These I picked for a fall themed appetizer with a sweetened cream cheese filling with apple pie spice and apple pie filling.

How to make Apple Pie Pig Shots

For the actual pig shot you’ll need smoked sausage, thick cut bacon, and toothpicks.

And the filling for these is cream cheese, Cool Whip, apple pie spice, and apple pie filling 🙂

pig shot ingredients

First, put the cream cheese, some Cool Whip, and apple pie spice in a bowl.

It helps if the cream cheese is at room temperature, and thaw the Cool Whip too.

adding apple pie spice to the cream cheese

Then use a hand mixer to blend it all together.

mixing the filling with a hand mixer

You’ll want to either chop the apple pie filling or pulse it a few times in a food processor.

apple pie filling in the food processor

I went with the food processor because chopping, as you can imagine, would get messy.

Just make sure to leave small chunks and not completely blended.

apple pie filling in the food processor

Now we have both fillings prepped and ready to go.

So the next step is making the actual pig shots (I mean really the order so far doesn’t matter 😉 ).

First slice the sausage and cut the bacon in half.

getting ready to assemble the pig shots

Then wrap each half slice of bacon around each sausage slice.

And secure in place through the sausage, overlapping the bacon.

pig shots before filling

Fill each “shot glass” about 3/4 of the way with the cream cheese filling.

I find it best to roll some of the filling in your hand and plop it right in there.

cream cheese filling in the pig shots

Finally top off each with some of the apple pie filling and another sprinkle of apple pie spice.

You may not use all of the apple pie filling.

adding the apple pie filling to Apple Pie Pig Shots

Next stop is the Traeger pellet grill set to 350 degrees.

They will cook for 45 minutes to an hour, just remove once the bacon is cooked how you like.

Fair warning… some of the overfilled pig shots may overflow slightly.

Apple Pie Pig Shots on the Traeger before cooking

Let Apple Pie Pig Shots cool slightly before serving 🙂

The bacon will crisp up a bit as they cool.

I love them best at room temperature.

The salty bacon and sausage mixed with the slightly sweet, creamy filling, and of course the wood fired flavor from the Traeger is SO unique and delicious!

Apple Pie Pig Shots


Apple Pie Pig Shots

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Apple Pie Pig Shots

Apple Pie Pig Shots

Cheri Renee
Apple Pie Pig Shots is a sweet and savory recipe for the Traeger pellet grill (oven directions also included) perfect for fall!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 pig shots
Calories 133 kcal


  • Traeger/Pellet Grill


  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 ounces Cool Whip thawed
  • apple pie seasoning blend
  • 1 16 ounce can apple pie filling chopped into very small bits or pulse in food processor


  • Slice the smoked sausage (about half inch thick) and cut the bacon in half.
  • Wrap each piece of bacon around each sausage slice, attempting to make each look like a shot glass with the sausage as the bottom. Put a toothpick through where the bacon overlaps, through the bacon and into the sausage.
    Note: If a piece of bacon is too short to make it overlap around the sausage, stretch it or roll it slightly thinner.
  • Put the cream cheese, Cool Whip, and a few shakes of the apple pie seasoning in a bowl. Mix together with a spoon or hand mixer until combined.
  • Fill each pig shot 3/4 full with the filling, add some of the chopped apple pie filling to top each one off, and sprinkle more apple pie seasoning over the pig shots.
    Note: Should make approximately 20 to 25 pig shots. Overfilled pig shots may overflow as they cook. You might not use all the apple pie filling.
  • Set your pellet grill to 350 degrees and place the pig shots on the grate for 45 minutes to 1 hour (keep an eye on them and remove when the bacon is done to your liking).
    Note: These can also be baked in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour on a wire baking rack over a baking sheet.
Keyword Apple, Apple Pie, Bacon Wrapped, best, Fall, Pellet Grill, Pig Shots, Recipe, Smoked Cream Cheese, TikTok, Traeger

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