Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

With this easy pork and apple sausage rolls recipe, you can create delicious mini pork sausage rolls in less than 30 minutes. My apple sauce sausage roll recipe only needs 4 ingredients and makes tasty bite-size party food, perfect for the Christmas party (or summer bbq if you’re reading this in July).

You can make these ahead of time and leave them in the fridge or freeze them for later. Pork and apple go so well together and mixing apples into the sausage rolls is an absolute treat. Add chopped-up rosemary for extra flavour.

golden brown apple sausage rolls on a yellow plate. Herbs and apple sticking out of the sausage meat.

This is like mini roast pork and apple sauce dinner in a puff pastry case. It’s truly delicious and way too easy to eat. It is great for picnics or party food. The pork apple and sage sausage rolls can be made in advance and frozen or stored in the fridge. They can be served hot or cooled and easy sausage rolls bites to make when you really fancy a bite-size treat.

Why you’ll love this pork and apple sausage roll recipe

  • So quick to make. These are homemade in less than 30 minutes!
  • A real crowd-pleaser for family, friends or work colleagues.
  • Can be served hot or cold.
  • The mix of pork, apple and rosemary is absolutely incredible. A really great flavour trio!
  • Great party food, nibbles or comfort food.
  • They can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge before baking or keep in the freezer.

Top Questions

Should homemade sausage rolls be kept in the fridge?
Are sausage rolls a British thing?
Can you use apple sauce in apple sausage rolls?
Can I add rosemary to my pork and apple sausage rolls?
What are pork and apple sausages?
How do you keep the pastry bottom of a sausage roll from getting soggy?

Ingredients

  • Puff pastry
  • Pork sausage meat
  • Jar of apple sauce or 1 apple grated with skin on
  • Rosemary diced or dried
  • Egg
  • Flour for rolling

How to make pork and apple sausage rolls – step by step

  • Take the pastry out of the fridge 20 minutes before you start. Preheat the oven to 200 C fan/ 400 F/ Gas mark 7
  • Line the trays with parchment or paper. Flour the work surface and rolling pin.
  • Roll out the pastry and cut it into 3 equal rectangles
apple chunks and sausage meat
herbs in sausage meat
sausage meat on puff pastry
  • In a bowl, add the sausage meat, apple sauce and finely diced rosemary.
  • Divide the mixture into 3 long sausage shapes and place each in the middle of the pastry rectangles.
  • Beat the egg and brush some in a line down one side of the rectangle.
  • Roll from the non-egg side and place them seam downwards.
sausage meat with apples and herbs in puff pastry
  • Score the top with a knife, then cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Brush with the remaining egg and sprinkle extra herbs on top if you like, for decoration and extra flavour.
  • Place on the trays with a gap between each.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Take one out, and cut through to check it is properly cooked.
  • Serve hot or cold.

Top Tips

To make these apple sauce sausage rolls even faster you can buy pork sausages and snip off the ends and squeeze out the meat to shape.

Sprinkle poppy seeds onto one batch, sesame seeds on another and dried herbs on more. They look so good when they are served up together.

Serving Suggestions for pork and apple sausage rolls

Pile the apple sauce sausage rolls high on a pretty platter or wooden board. They are so tasty they won’t last long.

Serve pork apple and sage sausage rolls with a small bowl of mustard or relish, or for a tangy dip add some sweet chilli sauce.

These pork and sausage rolls are the perfect party food (or boxing day snack!).

pork and apple sausage rolls bitesize treats with apple and herbs sticking out

Equipment

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Storing / Making ahead of time options

You can freeze these apple sauce sausage rolls but do it before the egg is added. Defrost them, brush with the egg and bake as per the instructions below in the recipe card.

These are easy to make gluten-free or vegan: buy a gluten-free or vegan pastry and use plant-based meat alternatives. You can really adapt the pork and apple sausage rolls to fit your taste.

Make your own apple sauce

Make your own apple sauce with either gala or Bramley apples. Soften finely chopped apples in a saucepan with a splash of water or apple juice. Add thyme, sage or parsley, either fresh or dried. Let it go cold before using it in this pork and apple sausage roll recipe.

Strain any extra moisture off before adding to the sausage meat. We don’t want soggy bottoms! Mary Berry would not be pleased with that.

Substitutions and variations for apple sausage rolls

Try using sausages made with an apple filling instead of adding the apple to the sausage meat. Simply take off the sausage skins and place the meat onto the puff pastry.

Give them an on-trend flavour by adding the herb Za’atar to the mix just before you add the sausage meat to your pre-rolled pastry.

Add mustard seeds to the mix for extra tang. I love pork and mustard together, the flavour is just punchy enough to blend with the sweet apple and make for perfect pork and sausage rolls.

FAQs

Should homemade pork and apple sausage rolls be kept in the fridge?

Yes homemade sausage rolls should be kept in the fridge because they contain meat. Use an airtight container to keep them fresh for a couple of days. They can also be frozen, once fully cooled and placed in an airtight container they can be frozen for up to 4 months. Ensure they are fully defrosted before you eat.

close up of apple sausage rolls on a yellow plate with lights behind

Are sausage rolls a British thing?

Sausage rolls are an iconic British delicacy. They are sausage meat wrapped in flaky golden brown puff pasty and it is truly a delicious thing to eat. They are now iconic party food when cut up small into bite-size pieces.

Sausage rolls are easy to make at home and brilliant to play about within the kitchen. You can adjust their flavour so easily and add your favourite tastes, herbs and spices.

Can you use apple sauce in apple sausage rolls?

This recipe for apple sausage rolls uses chunky homemade apple sauce. It is easy to mix in and add chunks of soft apple to the sausage meat.

My top tip would be to make sure the apple sauce isn’t too runny or watery. If it is try and drain the excess liquid away and use the more solid part. If the mix goes a little runny you can add some bread crumbs or a little flour to help bind it together.

Can I add rosemary to my pork and apple sausage rolls?

Adding an extra flavour hit of fresh rosemary to the sausage rolls is definitely the minute or two to chop the sprigs of rosemary up. Pork, apple and rosemary are an incredible trio of flavours.

What are pork and apple sausages?

How do you keep the pastry bottom of a sausage roll from getting soggy?

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Recipe

Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

Sisley White
With this easy pork and apple sausage rolls recipe, you can create delicious mini pork sausage rolls in less than 30 minutes. My sausage roll recipe only needs 4 ingredients and makes tasty bite-size party food. Make these ahead of time or freeze for later. Pork and apple go so well together and mixing in apples to the sausage rolls is an absolute treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Nibbles, Party Food
Cuisine British, International
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 158 kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • small bowl
  • pastry brush
  • Baking Tray
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 375 g Puff Pastry (if frozen make sure it has defrosted before use)
  • 500 g Pork Sausage Meat
  • 200 g apple sauce (or 2 grated apples with skin on)
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour / all purpose flour (mix it in if the sausage meat is too wet after adding the apple sauce)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 Egg

Instructions
 

  • Take the puff pastry out of the fridge about 20 minutes to half an hour before you want to start. This helps it soften up and makes it easier to roll out.
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan / 400ºF / Gas Mark 7.
  • Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper / baking parchment.
  • Add a little all-purpose (plain flour) to your worktop and roll out the 375g of Puff Pastry (try to keep it rectangular) or unroll a sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry.
  • Cut the pastry sheets into 3 equal pieces.
  • Add the 500g of sausage meat into a bowl with the 200g apple sauce or 2 grated apples. Mix together. (add the flour is the mix is too runny.)
  • Finely chop 1 sprig of rosemary and mix in.
  • Divide into 3 and using your hands form into thin sausages and place them the length of each piece of puff pastry.
  • Beat 1 egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to brush over the pastry.
  • Paint a line of egg brush along one edge and roll the sausage meat up (from the non-brushed side) in the pastry and place them seam side down (this will help stop them from unravelling in the oven).
  • Gently score the top of the sausage roll.
  • Use a knife and cut them into bite-size pieces. I tend to cut them into 8 pieces each but you can make them smaller. Place them on the prepared baking tray. Leave a gap between them so they can expand up in the oven.
  • Brush the sausage rolls with the beaten egg and place them in the oven. (You can add a sprinkle of dried herbs on top if you would like for decoration and more flavour)
  • Bake the pork and apple sausage rolls for 20 minutes until they are light golden brown. (You can cut into a sausage roll to check the meat is cooked.)
  • Serve hot or cold.

Notes

•These pork and apple sausage rolls are great to make ahead of time. Once they are made (before you add the beaten egg) place them in the fridge and pull them out when you’re ready to bake. Add the beaten egg and bake for the same amount of time as the recipe.
•If you can’t find sausage meat you can use regular sausages and cut the skins off.
•The sausage rolls can be eaten hot or cold.
•You can freeze them before they are baked to enjoy later. Defrost them and then bake as per the instructions. (Freeze before adding the egg wash)
•Easy to make gluten-free by using gluten-free pastry.
•Make vegan sausage rolls by using vegan sausage meat.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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