Sausagemeat Plait - cookedRough Sausagemeat Plait Recipe

I was looking for something quick and easy to throw together for an easy Saturday meal, and sausagemeat plait came to mind. Buy a ready made pack of pastry and a load of sausagemeat and we’re away. Unfortunately, I was sidetracked by curiosity…Last week, I came across a Pieminister recipe for ‘Rough’ pastry and thought it might be a good idea to give it a whirl…so sausagemeat in hand I bought a pack of butter and off I went!

Sausagemeat Plait is an old school favorite – I thought to pep it up I’d add a Bramley apple too. This all came together very nicely to make a really good sausagemeat plait recipe. I added a few new potatoes and a corn on the cob to serve.

Sausagemeat Plait Recipe Ingredients

uncooked sausagemeat plait recipe


  • 250g strong plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250g butter, at room temperature, but not soft
  • 1 Egg (for glazing)
  • Approx 100ml room temp water

Sausagemeat Filling

  • 500g Sausagemeat
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 Bramley apple (peeled and diced)

Sausagemeat Plait RecipeMethod for Sausagemeat Plait Recipe

  1. First make the pastry. Simply chop up the butter and add to the flour and salt. Rub with fingertips until it’s all squidged in.
  2. Make a well in the pastry and add the water (add more flour and water as necessary) until you have a firm dough
  3. Refrigerate for 20 minutes covered with clingfilm.
  4. Knead for about 5 minutes then roll out in one direction.
  5. Fold one end into the middle and then the other end over that – turn 90 degrees and repeat 3 times.
  6. Refrigerate again for at least 20 minutes
  7. Now mix the onion, sausagemeat and apple in a bowl, take the pastry and roll it out.
  8. Imagine the pastry into thirds and place the sausagemeat mixture in the middle third.
  9. Now take a knife and cut the pastry into diagonal lines either side of the mixture.
  10. Fold the strips up and over the sausagemeat mixture and paint with a beaten egg.
  11. Place pie on a baking tray into a preheated oven at 180ºC for 40 minutes

And that’s it…believe me, it sounds a lot more long winded than it actually is! Hope you enjoy this sausagemeat plait recipe 🙂