Fancy having a go at making your own festive sausage rolls? My brother came up with this idea and flavour combinations and they went down a storm in my household! A perfect recipe to share among family and friends!
What you’ll need:
- Puff pastry (you can use store-bought or homemade)
- 500g pork mince
- Salt and pepper to season
- Egg (to egg wash the pastry)
For the caramelised apple:
- Half an onion
- 2 gala apples
- 3tbsp sugar
For the brie and cranberry:
- Cranberry sauce
Let’s get started!
- Pre-heat your oven to 180˚C.
- Finely chop up the onion and fry in a frying pan with the sugar on a medium heat, stirring occasionally until the onion turns golden. Peel and dice the apples into small chunks and add these to the caramelised onion and cook on the hob until the apples have softened and are golden brown aswell. Then leave the mixture to cool in the pan slightly.
- Separate the mince into two equal portions and season both with salt and pepper. In one bowl, add in the caramelised apple and onion and combine together with the pork using a fork.
- Roll out the pastry until it’s roughly 0.5mm thick. Place the caramelised apple and onion pork mince in a line along the shorter edge of the pastry and mold it together using your hands creating one straight line of filling.
- Taking the very edge of the pastry begin to roll it around the pork mince until it’s covered. Cut along the join and using the egg, egg wash the seal shut.
- Now you should have a roll of pastry containing the pork mince mixture. Go ahead and slice it into smaller rolls. I made 8 small rolls out of one length of pastry.
- Then move the sausage rolls onto a lined baking tray and egg wash the tops of them ready for the oven.
- For the brie and cranberry flavoured sausage rolls, the process is the same, however, the brie is laid on top of the seasoned pork mince once positioned on the pastry and then the cranberry sits on top of the cheese. When the pastry is rolled, it creates a centre of brie and cranberry.
- Bake these in the oven for 25-30 minutes and they should come out a lovely deep golden colour.
I hope you enjoy making these festive sausage rolls! I can guarantee they won’t be hanging around long!