Christmas sausage rolls

Preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 8

By Tom Parker Bowles
From Saturday Kitchen

For the apple and cinnamon chutney

  • 50g/1¾oz sultanas
  • 60g/2¼oz butter
  • 50g/1¾oz banana shallots, finely diced
  • 2 Braeburn apples, chopped into 1cm/½in pieces
  • 40g/1½oz dark brown sugar
  • 50ml/2fl oz cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 20ml/¾fl oz balsamic vinegar
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Christmas sausage rolls

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra to check for seasoning
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • ½ stick celery, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp chopped thyme
  • 40ml/2½fl oz port
  • 25g/1oz prunes, pitted
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 25g/1oz cranberries
  • 400g/14oz sausage meat
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground fennel seed
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground mace
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 x 320g/11½oz sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten, to glaze