Growing Chefs! Ontario Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls with Honey Mustard

Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls with Honey Mustard

Sausage rolls are a quintessential holiday bake off appetizer, and these can be easily made, frozen and reheated for holiday get-togethers at a fraction of the price of homemade.
Serves 6
1 leek, finely diced1 apple, peeled and finely diced2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced400 grams ground pork1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, chopped2 sheets puff pastry Additional flour for rolling out pastry1 egg Salt to taste

For Sauce:

1/2 cup grainy dijon1/4 cup honey
Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsMixing bowls of various sizesCutting boardChef's knifePeelerMedium frying panBaking sheetParchment paperPastry brushSpatulaRolling pinWooden spoonTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Cut the white part of the leek off, and split in half lengthwise. Discard the woody upper green part of the leek or save for another use. Finely dice the white part of the leek.

Peel the apple, and finely dice the apple.

Pick the leaves off the thyme, and discard the stem. Finely chop the thyme.

Crush the fennel seeds and chop them roughly with a chef’s knife.

Measure the ground pork, dijon mustard, nutmeg and black pepper.

In a medium bowl, combine the leek, apple, ground pork, thyme, fennel, dijon, nutmeg, black pepper and salt to taste.

In a small bowl, measure the additional honey and mustard. Mix together to make the sauce, and season with salt if needed.

Cut each piece of puff pastry in half lengthwise, and fill each with about ¼ of the filling along the middle. Roll the puff pastry up into a log. Chill the pastry and meat log until firm enough to cut cleanly, and then cut it into 1 inch pieces.

Get Cooking!

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the sausage rolls into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Mix together 1 egg well with 2 tablespoons of water. Use a pastry brush to brush all of the sausage rolls.

Cook about 20 minutes until sausage rolls reach an internal temperature of 165°F, and pastry is brown and puffed. Serve with honey mustard sauce.