The perfect fall party appetizer, these pork cranberry & goat cheese sausage rolls are so good, you’ll have a hard time sharing! Cooking for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult, you just need some smart recipes that you know everyone is going to love!
How do you make a sausage roll?
Push it down a hill…. or make these ridiculously appetizing pork cranberry & goat cheese sausage rolls. Myself, I prefer the second option.
Because, this recipe. OMG. I die.
Don’t you just love those recipes you create, where they just happen to work out the very first time you made them?
It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does it makes you feel like a queen! And if you’re wondering, this recipe was one of those “I am a kitchen goddess queen of savoury appetizers” moment. #humblebrag
This recipe came about in an odd combination of; a lazy sunday morning lying in bed, a conversation with Adam about flavour combinations, and an odd desire to make sausage rolls. (isn’t that how the best recipes start?! 🤷)
I’m a little smug about this recipe actually, because it is that good. And because I feel like a recipe like this should be way more technical than it actually is. But truth is, these are just SO easy to make, I literally whipped them up in about 30 minutes (including cooking time).
These pork cranberry & goat cheese sausage rolls are ridiculously tasty, easy to make and are SO fun for the holiday season! I mean, who doesn’t like mini sausage rolls as the perfect thanksgiving appetizer!?
If you’re unfamiliar with sausage rolls, then you’re in for a treat. I actually read this article and laughed out loud, because I’ve come to the realisation that so many Australian/British food combinations confuse Americans.
In a nutshell, a sausage roll is meat, wrapped in puff pastry. That is the most accurate way of describing one. It is also the most boring.
If I want to get technical, a sausage roll is a delicious mix of sausage mince, onion, herbs and spices, and added little extras of deliciousness like fennel seeds, sweet chili sauce, the options are actually endless. Mooshed together with breadcrumbs and eggs, wrapped in puff pastry and cooked until browned and flaky.
The essential part of any sausage roll encounter ever, is the serving. Sausage rolls must get served with tomato sauce aka ketchup. It’s un- Australian not to.
But in all seriousness, weird food aside, these sausage rolls actually make the perfect party snack. They can be made in advanced, and reheated which is perfect if you’re travelling or need to prepare ahead of time.
These pork cranberry & goat cheese sausage rolls require minimal washing up, are easy to make, no fuss and require a few simple ingredients that are easily attainable from any supermarket!
So if you’re in the need for some party food, for the holiday season or for any time of the year, these should be your go to app to make!
- 250g/0.55lbs of ground pork/pork mince
- 1 teaspoon of crushed caraway seeds
- 1 egg
- ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs (note 1)
- 1 medium sized onion
- 2oz/approx 55g of goat cheese
- ½ cup dried cranberries roughly chopped
- ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed (note 2)
- 1 egg lightly beaten for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 355F/180C.
- Line a baking tray withe parchment paper.
- Grate onion, and squeeze out excess water.
- Place ground pork, egg, panko breadcrumbs, onion, caraway seeds, cranberries, goat cheese and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Mix well together with hands or wooden spoon.
- Lay out puff pastry on a bench, and cut into two equal pieces.
- Get half of the filling, and lay out into a log shape in the middle of the pastry.
- Roll together tightly, sealing with a little egg wash mixture.
- Brush egg wash onto sausage roll log.
- Cut into 8 equal pieces and lay out onto baking tray
- Repeat with remaining pork and puff pastry.
- Place in oven and cook 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside.
note 2 - puff pastry comes in different sizes in different countries. I used puff pastry that was 10" x 15". That would be 25.4cm x 38.1cm for my Australian friends. Either way, you should end up with two even sized pieces around 5" by 7.5". This may vary in Australia.
Join the discussion! What’s your favourite party food? What are your holiday plans this year?
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