My kids love sausages, I get some awesome ones from a local butcher, but I will occasionally make my own little patties too. Like these delicious Sausage Patties – yum!! Back in the UK Sausage rolls are hugely popular and generally kids love them, but the majority of the time all kind of ingredients and fillers can go into the sausage meat. I wanted to have a go at making some myself, as I figured they would be great in the kids lunch boxes.
For the sausage meat I decided to make a caramelized onion and apple mix. Once cooked I pureed it and mixed it into the ground pork as my eldest is a bit fussy about onions. If your kids will eat onions, no problem, then you can leave them finely chopped as cooked. Then it was just a case of adding it to the pastry sheet, slicing to desired size and baking in the oven. These were such a huge hit as expected. Infact my eldest ate 6 in a row and said “Mum, these are sooooo good”
I think that means these definitely pass the taste test, right?
Caramelized Onion and Apple Sausage Rolls
- 450 g of ground pork
- 1 red onion finely diced
- 1 sweet apple peeled and diced
- pinch of thyme
- optional: salt and black pepper to season)
- 1 tbs of ghee or other oil of choice
- 1 tbs of maple syrup
- 2 sheets of puff pastry
- 1 egg
Add ghee to a frying pan over medium high heat.
Add the onion and apple and fry till softened and caramelized (approx 10 mins)
Sets aside to cool.
Once cooled, at the mixture to the ground pork, along with the thyme and maple syrup, and season
Preheat oven to 200c/400f (gas mark 6)
Whisk the egg in a bowl and set aside.
Place one sheet of pastry on a flat surface and using half of the mixture make a long sausage along the middle. Then roll the pastry around it. Slice into approx 10 mini sausage rolls and place on a baking tray lined with parchment.
Repeat with the second sheet.
Brush over the top with beaten egg
Bake in the oven for approx 20 mins until golden
These are perfect for freezing.
You can either freeze cooked or freeze uncooked and then cook from frozen.
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