I’ve adapted my favourite easy pork pie recipe slightly to make sausage rolls. I mean, who doesn’t love a good sausage roll? I’ve added rehydrated golden seedless sultanas to the mix. Along with the apple, it gives these flavour-packed pork sausage rolls a little sweetness making them extra delicious. Sage and parsley add herbaceousness, with salt and freshly ground pepper the spice.
These can be made into 16 or 8 bigger pies if you prefer.
*cooks notes. When making burger patties or mincemeat fillings for pies, its always a good idea to fry off a small sample of the meat to check for seasoning then adjust accordingly. These sausage rolls need a fair bit of salt and pepper.
Recipe makes 32 small sausage rolls
Sausage rolls with apple, sage & raisins
1/3 cup (80ml) golden sultanas finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1Tbsp olive oil
1 large apple, peeled and grated
3 pork sausages, meat removed from skin (about 200g)
450 – 500gm pork mince
3Tbsp finely chopped sage (about 15 leaves)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp white pepper
1Tbsp chopped parsley
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 x 250g sheets of ready-made puff pastry
1 egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F
Add the finely chopped sultanas to a bowl and cover with boiling water and soak for 5 – 10 minutes
Fry the onion until soft – about 5 minutes
Add the apple and soaked sultanas and cook for a minute or two until softened. Add the chopped sage and stir through. Set aside to cool slightly.
Add this to a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix well. Using your hands is the best way for this. Ensure you are seasoning well with salt and pepper.
Roll the first sheet of puff pastry lightly on a floured surface. Cut it in half lengthways.
Divide the mixture into 4 even balls and spread a ¼ of the meat along the first long end of the pastry. Brush the other inside edge of the pastry with egg wash. Roll the meat into a log shape ensuring that the joined seamed is underneath. Now cut the log in half and then each half into 4 even pieces. Place these 8 pieces on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper.
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