Festive Beef Wellington

The perfect showstopper!




PREP TIME 25mins

COOK TIME 45mins


  • 1 beef fillet, cleaned and trimmed
  • 45ml olive oil
  • 45ml Huletts Brown Sugar
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled and grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 60ml raisins or cranberries
  • 30ml chopped thyme
  • 30ml chopped sage
  • 5ml cinnamon
  • 5ml cumin
  • 50g butter
  • 12 slices lean Bacon
  • 1 x 400g Roll of Puff Pastry, thawed
  • A little flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Place the fillet on a roasting tray, brush with 15 ml olive oil and season with pepper.
  3. Roast for 15 mins for medium-rare or 20 mins for medium. Remove from the oven to cool, then chill in the fridge for about 20 mins.
  4. While the beef is cooling, place the brown sugar, apples, onion, raisins, herbs and butter in a saucepan.
  5. Cook the mixture until it is soft but holds its shape. The mixture should hold its shape when stirred. Squeeze out any extra moisture.
  6. Place a piece of cling film over a large chopping board. Lay the slices of bacon on the cling film, slightly overlapping.
  7. Spread the fruit mixture over the bacon. Place the fillet on top. Use the cling film’s edges to draw the bacon around the fillet, then roll it into a sausage shape, twisting the ends of the cling film to tighten it as you go. Chill the fillet while you roll out the pastry.
  8. Dust your work surface with a little flour. Unroll the puff pastry.
  9. Remove the fillet from the cling film and sit it in the centre of the pastry. Wrap the pastry around the fillet.
  10. Cut off any excess and use it to decorate. Brush the pastry’s edges with the beaten egg to seal. Glaze all over with more beaten egg.
  11. Bake at 200°C until golden and crisp – 20-25 mins for medium-rare beef, 30 mins for medium.
  12. Allow to stand for 10 mins before serving in thick slices.


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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g