Baked sausages with leeks, apples and cider

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  • Takes 15 minutes to make and 50 minutes - 1 hour in the oven.
Diana Henry's recipe is a wonderfully warming dish. Because it's a quick midweek dishes, bung it in the oven without browning the sausages first.

Nutritional info per serving

Per serving: 604kcals, 50.7g fat (18.3g saturated), 13.9g protein, 20.1g carbs, 10.4g sugar, 2.6g salt

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3 leeks, washed and cut into 2.5cm lengths
2 apples, cored and cut into wedges
8 pork sausages
3 tbsp olive oil
25g butter
250ml medium cider
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ fan170°C/gas 5. Put the leeks and apples into a roasting tin that will hold the sausages in a single layer. Put the sausages on top of the leeks and apples and drizzle over the oil. Season and toss together. Dot with the butter and pour over the cider. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
2. About 15 minutes before it’s ready, spread the mustard over the sausages and return to the oven.
3. Serve the sausages and leeks with extra pan juices spooned over and mash or rosemary roasted potatoes.

  • A full-flavoured, off-dry cider is a joy with this, and very seasonal, or pick a soft but spicy red like Côtes du Rhône-Villages.

From October 2007

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