Jasmine Savery
Founder & Director

Hi! I'm Jasmine, and I launched Savery Grazing in 2022. I’ve always had a passion for food, with a particular love for how social it can be. Follow along as I share my favourite tips, tricks, and delicious recipes with you.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 pack of good quality Lincolnshire pork sausage, skins removed
  • 200g brie cheese
  • Chunky cranberry sauce
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Nigella seeds (optional)

Top tip: our recipe uses ready-rolled puff pastry to save on time in the kitchen, but feel free to use homemade pastry if you have it on hand. 

You will also need a large mixing bowl, a baking tray, and a pastry brush (this Dark Green Pastry Brush is our favourite and is the perfect country cottage vibe!).


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Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 pack of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 pack of good quality Lincolnshire pork sausage, skins removed
  • 200g brie cheese
  • Chunky cranberry sauce
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Nigella seeds (optional)

Top tip: our recipe uses ready-rolled puff pastry to save on time in the kitchen, but feel free to use homemade pastry if you have it on hand. 

You will also need a large mixing bowl, a baking tray, and a pastry brush (this Dark Green Pastry Brush is our favourite and is the perfect country cottage vibe!).

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share one of the simplest and easiest festive nibbles which go down as an absolute treat at this time of the year. These sticky brie & cranberry sausage rolls are such a crowd-pleaser when served on our grazing tables, but they are also great served on their own!

Short on time? With this recipe, you can prepare your sausage rolls ahead of time and freeze just before cooking. Simply pop them in the oven when your guests arrive.

Looking for more festive foodie inspiration? Find out how to bake the perfect Christmas camembertFig & Goats Cheese Tarts, or Festive Roasted Nuts on our recipe blog. For tips on hosting at Christmas time, read our recent blog: How to Host a Fuss-Free Dinner Party

 


Method

Follow these steps to make our Brie & Cranberry Sausage Roll Recipe 

1. Prepare the Sausage Roll Filling

Place your sausage meat into a bowl and season generously with sea salt, freshly-cracked black pepper, and two sprigs of finely chopped rosemary. Add three generous tablespoons of your cranberry sauce into the same bowl and stir to combine. Divide the mixture into two. Finely slice the entire wedge of brie and set aside.

2. Cut the Sheets Of Pastry

Roll out your sheet of puff pastry. There is no need to dust your workspace for this recipe, simply utilise the greaseproof paper that comes with your pastry. Cut the pastry lengthways, so that you are left with two long rectangles. Separate the two rectangles leaving an inch-sized gap between them.

3. Assemble the Filling

Using your hands and half of the filling, create one long cylindrical shape in the centre of each pastry sheet. Lay your slices of brie on top of the meat, being careful not to overlap them. Brush one edge of the pastry sheet with egg wash and fold over the other side to encase the filling. Press the edge of the pastry with a fork to seal shut before placing them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

4. Egg Wash & Cut to Size

Brush your sausage rolls with egg wash and sprinkle over your nigella seeds and a few rosemary leaves. Cut to size. You could simply slice each sausage cylinder into thirds for a larger portion. For an appetizer size, cut into one-inch pieces. 

Top tip: freeze your sausage roll logs for around 10 minutes before slicing, it will make them less sticky and much easier to chop!

5. Bake Your Sausage Rolls & Enjoy!

Heat your oven to 200C/ 180C fan/ gas mark 6. Once up to temperature, bake your sausage rolls for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry turns golden brown. Once cooked, serve immediately and enjoy alongside some extra cranberry sauce for dipping!

Top tip: if you’re not ready to enjoy your brie and cranberry sausage rolls right away, simply pop them in the freezer and bake them at a later date.


Brie & Cranberry Sausage Roll Alternatives

If you’d like to experiment with some unique flavour alternatives for these Christmas sausage rolls, simply follow the same steps but switch the brie cheese and cranberry sauce for:

Stilton & Sage

Stilton is another staple around Christmas time, and sage is such a complimentary flavour. Finely chop your sage leaves and crumble the stilton before adding to the sausage meat mixture. Optionally, throw in some finely chopped walnuts for an extra crunch.

Caramelised Onion

Swap the cranberry sauce in this recipe for your favourite caramelised onion chutney. If you have the time, finely slice and braise two small red onions and add them on top of the sausage meat before encasing them in pastry. Serve your baked sausage rolls with extra chutney for dipping.

Wild Garlic

If you’re making your sausage rolls in early Spring, chop up a handful of wild garlic leaves and add to your sausage meat. Substitute egg wash for a thin wash of wild garlic oil and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Find out how to make wild garlic oil with the simple recipe on our website, which takes less than half an hour to make! The oil also works well as a soup topper, to roast vegetables with, or for dipping freshly baked bread.

Festive Feasting With Savery Grazing

We hope you love making (and eating) these gorgeous Christmas sausage rolls, whether you are snacking on them throughout the week or sharing them at your next get-together with friends. If you’re looking for more exciting recipes, explore the ‘recipes’ page on our blog. We also post food and nibble ideas regularly on our Instagram and Facebook pages. 

If you’re looking for fuss-free catering for your next event, why not get in touch with our team? We offer a range of delicious grazing boards, including cheese & charcuteriehandmade sandwichesseasonal salad platters, and so much more. 

Related Questions

Can Sausage Rolls Be Reheated?

Yes, they can. Simply pop your sausage rolls into a preheated oven at 180C fan and bake for ten minutes. Avoid microwaving your sausage rolls as this can cause the pastry to go soggy and lose its shape.

Are Sausage Rolls a Christmas tradition?

Although a popular festive appetiser, sausage rolls are not a Christmas tradition. If you’d like a festive twist on a classic sausage roll, try incorporating flavours like:

  • Cranberry
  • Stilton or brie
  • Spices 
  • Sage or rosemary

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