1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely sliced
2 pink lady apples, grated with the skin on
150g dried cranberries
1 packet regular Hafner’s sausages, skins removed
100g fresh breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon mustard
1 sheet of shortcrust jus roll pastry, defrosted
1 egg, lightly whisked to make egg wash
Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
Gently heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion until soft, add grated apple, dried cranberries and cook gently for 2 – 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and mix the sausage meat, breadcrumbs and mustard into the mixture. It should look like stuffing.
Lay the defrosted sheet of shortcrust pastry onto a clean surface and lightly brush the edges with egg. Arrange the sausage mixture in a cylinder shape in the middle and roll the pastry around the mixture to make the picnic slice, it should look like a giant sausage roll. Lay the picnic slice onto the prepared baking tray, pastry seam side down, brush with egg wash and bake in a hot oven for 40 – 45 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Cut into slices and serve.