California Prune, Fennel Seed and Sage Sausage Rolls

Makes: 12 Prep Time: 15-20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutes


  • 250g packet of puff pastry
  • 500g Cumberland sausages
  • 150g chopped California Prunes
  • 1 peeled and finely diced apple
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1/2 nutmeg, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 1tsp fennel seeds


  1. Cut the block of puff pastry in half and roll each half into a long rectangle, about 40cm x 10cm (16in x 4in) and about 1⁄2cm (1⁄4in) thick.
  2. Cut the sausage meat out of the skins and place in a mixing bowl. Add the chopped California Prunes, apple, sage and nutmeg, then mix together.
  3. Transfer the sausage mix onto a clean work surface and dust with a little flour. Shape the sausage mix into long sausage, then roll in a little flour.
  4. Lay the rolled sausage meat in the centre of the puff pastry.
  5. Brush the beaten egg along one long side of the puff pastry, then roll up and seal the edge.
  6. Cut the sausage rolls into portions and place them on a non- stick baking tray.
  7. Brush all over with the remaining beaten egg, and sprinkle with fennel seeds.
  8. Bake in a pre heated oven 180°C for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Serving suggestion: Try adding a little Sichuan California Prune Chutney – you can find instructions here


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.