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    How to make pigs in blankets

    Find out how to make pigs in blankets (sausage wrapped in bacon), the perfect accompaniment to a traditional roast turkey  Christmas dinner.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Serves: 6 - 8

    Ingredients

    1 tbsp date nectar
    1 tbsp English mustard 
    18 British gourmet pork cocktail sausages, separated 
    9 slices Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Italian sliced pancetta, halved 

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 ̊C (180 ̊C fan), gas mark 6. Mix the date nectar, mustard and seasoning in a large bowl. Toss the sausages in the bowl to coat in the mixture.

    2. Cut each slice of pancetta in half, then wrap each sausage in a piece of pancetta. Place on a parchment-lined baking tray.

    3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and sticky. 

     

    Tips: 

    Try swapping the pancetta for streaky bacon.

    These pigs in blankets can be served as a canape, simply pop them on a platter with a cocktail stick.

    For an American twist, wrap the sausage in bacon, roll in puff pastry then bake in the oven and serve warm with your Christmas lunch or as a nibble over the festive season. This delicious alternative sausage roll works perfectly dipped into cranberry sauce.

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