Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pork sausage and apple pie

The weather hasn't exactly been the most delightful, infact instead of feeling ready to skip along fields and appreciate the daffodils many would rather snuggle up in the warmth.  Keeping this all in mind the other day my boyfriend and I decided to create a pie for dinner.  Nothing better than a tasty pie to keep you nice and toasty, so we made a pork sausage and apple pie.

What I used:
50g Butter (we used flora instead to save on calories)
1 Red onion - diced
500g sausagemeat (or sausages with the skins removed from them)
1 eating apple, cored and diced
1 x 500g block Jus-Rol Shortcrust Pastry
1 egg (beaten for glazing)
1 x Maggi So Juicy Apple & Sage
Handful of Parsley chopped up.

All the items you will be needing
Firstly pop the oven on to 200c or for a fan assisted oven 180c.  Get a pan on the stove and heat it up, add some butter and after you have diced the red onion add that in too. Make sure you cook it until it is softened. I then added in the Maggi Apple sage mix to give some flavour.
 I added the sausage meat, the parsely and then after the apple had been diced added that in too.... making sure it was all well seasoned.
Taking the Jus-Rol Shortcrust Pastry & cut a third of it into a block and placed it to one side. I rolled out the bigger piece until large enough to fit your baking tin. Lining the tin with non stick baking paper and placed the pastry into the tin, then added the sausage mixture. 
Taking the other block of pastry and rolling it out until it's large enough to fit over the top.  Before popping the pie in the oven I brushed the base border with beaten egg and over the lid too. Finally pinching the edges to seal it all together and adding small slits in the middle, (to release the steam) then making sure its all covered in the beaten egg.  I then put into the oven for 25 minutes until it was golden.
 We then served the pie with farmhouse style veggies & mash potato with parsley.  Honestly I was surprised how delicious a sausage pie was, you should give it a try!


1 comment

  1. Lovely looking pie! I like the photos taking us through each step as well, I was wondering if you’d like to enter this recipe into our Gourmandize Giveaway recipe competition. This month the theme is apples so it would be perfect, and there are nice prizes to win – let me know what you think:




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