Pigs in blankets

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Maple pigs in blanket
12 portions


  • 12 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • A few sprigs of fresh woody herbs, such as sage, thyme and rosemary
  • 12 chipolata sausages
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4
  2. Working one at a time, lay the bacon out on a board and run a sharp side of your knife along the length of the rasher to stretch it out.
  3. Dot with a few herb leaves, then place a sausage at one end and roll the bacon around it until its totally wrapped up. Place in a roasting tray and repeat till they’re all done.
  4. Cook for 20 mins, or until golden and cooked through.
  5. Scrape the pings in blankets from the bottom of the tray, leaving them in there, add Worcestershire sauce and maple syrup and give it a good shake to mix.
  6. Heat on the hob and bring to the boil until caramelised. Serve immediately.

A Christmas classic and a party essential, delicate-tasting maple syrup adds a subtle hint of sweetness to these meaty sausages and streaky bacon.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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