It is the most wonderful time of the year for party food! In this easy sausage roll recipe, I use Christmas spices to make the best and most delicious festive sausage rolls. They are lovely bite-size pieces of puff pastry, filled with pork sausage meat mixed with Christmas spices. These Christmas sausage rolls will be on your Christmas food ideas list time and time again.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 15mins
Total Time 25mins
Course Nibbles, Party Food
Cuisine British, International
greaseproof paper / baking parchment
500gPork Sausage Meat
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.
Sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves and 1 teaspoon of ground ginger to the centre of each of the cut pieces of puff pastry.
Add the 500g of sausage meat into a bowl, 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.
Bake the Christmas sausage rolls for 20 minutes until they are light golden brown. (You can cut into a sausage roll to check the meat is cooked.)
•These Christmas 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.•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.•Easy to make gluten-free by using gluten-free pastry.•Make vegan sausage rolls by using vegan sausage meat.