How about these tasty delights from Richard Corrigan on Christmas morning.


  • 1 box of rolled puff pastry, 2 sheets in a box
  • 400 g sausagemeat
  • 4 dried apricots (roughly chopped)
  • 6 prunes (roughly chopped)
  • 6 dates (roughly chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • dash of sherry (optional)
  • fresh cranberries (optional)


  • Allow the pastry to defrost, unroll the pastry. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pastry until it is about 3mm thick, keep the rectangular shape, and cut the pastry into 10-12cm wide strip.
  • Mix the sausagemeat, dried fruit, cranberries and the dash of sherry together. Make the sausagemeat into a roll 2cm in diameter.
  • Place the meat on the pastry, about 1cm from the edge of the pastry.
  • Moisten the edge of the pastry near the sausage meat. Fold over the pastry and seal by using a fork. Cut into pieces depending on what size of sausage roll you would like. Brush with egg wash. Place on to a greased baking sheet. Bake at 220°C (425°F, Gas 7) for about 20 minutes.

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