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Lyle’s Apricot and Caramelised Onion Sausage Rolls

Prep

20 min

Bake

1 hour 20 mins

Serves

6-8

Difficulty

Hard
Savoury sausage rolls

About

Feel like Lyle’s for lunch? Well our sausage roll recipe uses Golden Syrup to caramelise onions to sticky perfection, and its not-so-obvious secret weapon? Chopped apricots! And with a glug of whisky in there alongside it, there’s all sorts that makes this recipe a genuinely memorable twist on the very ubiquitous snack.

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Make the onions

Step 1

Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the onions, 1 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup, and a pinch of salt, tossing them to coat evenly.

Step 3

Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover the pan with a lid, leaving a small gap for steam to escape.

Step 4

Let the onions cook down for at least an hour, stirring occasionally, until they are very soft, golden, and not too wet.

Step 5

Increase the heat and add a generous amount of whisky, allowing it to bubble down until almost no liquid remains.

Step 6

Transfer the onions to a plate and let them cool completely by spreading them out in a thin layer.

Soak the apricots

Step 1

Place the apricots in warm water and let them soak for about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Drain the apricots and dice them.

Prepare the sausage rolls

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).

Step 2

Chop the cooled onions and add them to the sausage meat mix.

Step 3

Add the thyme leaves, chipotle flakes, diced apricots, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Preheat a frying pan and make a small patty from the sausage meat mixture.

Step 5

Fry the patty in oil and taste for seasoning, adjusting with more salt or chili as needed.

Assemble and bake the sausage rolls

Step 1

Unwrap the pastry and place it on a lightly floured surface.

Step 2

Roll out the pastry slightly thinner for easier wrapping.

Step 3

Cut the rectangle into two lengthwise strips.

Step 4

Form two long sausages with the meat mixture down the centre of each pastry strip.

Step 5

Brush one side of each pastry strip with beaten egg.

Step 6

Fold each strip over to create two long sausage rolls.

Step 7

Cut the rolls into two-inch pieces and snip each piece twice on top with scissors.

Step 8

Brush each piece with more beaten egg.

Step 9

Place the sausage rolls on a baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and are cooked through.

Ingredients

Serving

1

Onions

Chopped

3
Pork sausages

Pork sausages

500 g

Whisky or brandy

1 shot
Dried apricots

Apricots

Dried

12

Puff pastry

Ready-rolled

320 g
Thyme

Fresh thyme

1 tsp
Eggs

Egg

Beaten

1
Lyle's-golden-syrup

Lyle’s Golden Syrup

1 tsp
Butter

Butter

1 tsp

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