Pork and Cranberry Christmas Crackers
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Serves: Makes around 20 crackers
  • 150g cranberries
  • 100ml white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbspn plain sugar
  • 400g mince pork
  • 70g dried breadcrumbs
  • Small bunch rosemary (finely chopped)
  • Small bunch thyme (finely chopped)
  • 1 pack filo pastry
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • Chives
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5.
  2. For the Cranberry Sauce: Add the cranberries, sugar, half of the lemon juice and white wine into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the cranberries and crushed and turned into a thick sauce. Set to one side.
  3. In a mixing bowl add the pork, rosemary, thyme, remaining lemon juice, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and mix everything together with your hands until it is well combined. Then pour in the cranberry sauce and give it another good mix.
  4. Lay out the filo pastry sheets flat on top of each other. Cut into 4 squares.
  5. Take 2 squares of pastry and place on top of each other. Brush the top with some of the beaten egg. Take about 1 tbpsn size of the pork mixture and place it at the top end of the sheet of pastry in the middle. Flatten it out slightly and then roll up the pastry. Pinch the end of each sides to make them look like crackers and place on a baking sheet. Brush lightly with a bit more of the beaten egg.
  6. Repeat the above until all the crackers are made.
  7. Place in the oven for around 20 mins until golden.
  8. Once out of the oven leave to cool for 10mins and then wrap a piece of chive around each end.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at http://www.amodernrose.com/pork-and-cranberry-christmas-crackers/