Tasty pork and cranberry sausage rolls

pork and cranberry sausage rolls

These babies have to be my best Christmas recipe to date, as they are full on flavour, they look impressive and they are cheap as chips to make. I bought all of my ingredients from Aldi and it came in at under £3 which was great as I made loadssssss. They are great for a Christmas buffet, perfect for lunch boxes or even sit nicely next to you while your wrapping presents, as they make the stress of the magic disappearing sellotape and scissors a tad less painful. 3 sausages and half a pack of stuffing is plenty, however if you fancy being a smart arse and getting ahead of the game on your Christmas lunch, use all of the stuffing and sausages, use what you need for the sausage rolls and freeze the rest to use as your Christmas day stuffing or turn them into stuffing balls (Bum beepers as my family refer to them !)

Pork and cranberry sausage rolls

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You will need….

1 packet of ready made puff pastry

6 sausages

1 packet of stuffing

1 egg

whole cranberry sauce

This recipe is a 10 on the easy scale, and if it is a rainy day, its a simple task to rope the kids in with to halt the haunting moans of “I’m bored !”

Pork and cranberry sausage rolls

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Preheat the oven to the midway setting and in a large bowl add the stuffing mix and cover with boiling water (follow stuffing guidelines !)

When it is cool enough add the sausages (remove the skins !) and two big dollops of the whole cranberry sauce, then mix it together really well.

Pork and cranberry sausage rolls

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Remove the baking paper from the pastry and pop it on a baking tray. Lay the pastry on a floured surface and cut into two long strips as shown. Lay a strip of stuffing mix inside each strip, careful not to add too much as it will be difficult to close. Separate the egg and give the yolk a good mix, paint a layer of the yolk down the one side of the pastry, as this will act as the glue to stick the edges together.

Fold the pastry over to meet the other edge and with a folk, press down on the edge to marry them together. Paint the egg wash over the pastry and cut into your desired sizes. In each sausage roll, pop the knife in the top to score it and let it cook evenly

Pork, stuffing & cranberry rolls

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Christmas Pork stuffing and cranberry rolls

Place in the middle of the oven and cook for around 15 minutes or until the pastry is nice and suntanned. Remove and leave them for around 5 minutes until you tuck in, as there is nothing worse than a burnt mouth (Honestly, I never EVER learn !)

I hope you enjoy these beauties, please let me know how you get on.

Kelly XX

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Christmas Pork, stuffing & cranberry rolls