Three simple ingredients make a perfect party appetizer. The Musselman’s Apple Butter makes a sweet glaze as it bakes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place parchment paper on a jelly roll pan or another baking pan with an edge.
Cut the bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each strip of bacon around a smokie, piercing with a toothpick to hold the bacon in place. Place the smokies on the pan.
Baste each smokie with a generous amount of apple butter.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and flip each smokie. Baste again with apple butter.
Reduce heat to 275° and bake another 20 minutes until bacon is cooked to desired doneness. Watch carefully in the final minutes so that the apple butter doesn't burn.
Transfer smokies to a small slow cooker on low to keep warm for serving.