Pigs in blankets with a twist

Cheer up your chipolatas! Try a new take on classic pigs in blankets using honey and sage, black pudding and date, or squash and chestnut, all wrapped in bacon. 

3 twists on pigs in blankets: 

1. Honey & sage

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Wrap each chipolata with a sage leaf then cut a strip of streaky bacon in half and wrap that around the sage and sausage. Skewer then brush each with honey.

2. Black pudding & date

Fill each pitted date with a little piece of black pudding then wrap in half a slice of streaky bacon and skewer. Coat with a mixture of equal parts brandy and mustard.

3. Butternut & chestnut

Cook the butternut squash squares for 5 mins until partially tender. Cut a chestnut or marron glacé in half. Put each piece of halved chestnut on top of the butternut squash then wrap each in half a slice of streaky bacon and skewer.

Roast all the pigs in blankets for 30-35 mins at 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Serve alongside your Christmas lunch or as a festive canapé. See our classic pigs in blankets recipe for full quantities.

Want more Christmas trimmings? Try these festive sides:

Ultimate roast potatoes 
Chorizo & almond Brussels sprouts 
Next level dauphinoise potatoes 
Our best ever Christmas sides  
Pigs in puff pastry blankets

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