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Pastry Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

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“This recipe was in a cookbook which I purchased for a fundraiser. It is very easy to make and is perfect for that special dinner for two, although it makes enough for four servings. I am including the recipe for the accompanying sauce, although my husband and I both feel that it doesn't really need a sauce.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Pork
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 leeks, white part only, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 14 cup whipping cream
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 10 ounces frozen puff pastry (1/2 package, I am guessing at the weight)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin
  • ground black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 12 cup peach juice (Substitute white wine if this ingredient is not available)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 12 cup whipping cream


  1. To make the pork, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add the bacon and leeks.
  3. Saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the mustard, cream and thyme.
  5. Bring to a boil until the mixture is thick, about 1 minute.
  6. Take the puff pastry and roll into a 10" x 12" rectangle.
  7. Spread the leek mixture over it, leaving a 1" border on all sides.
  8. Brush all the exposed pastry border with beaten egg.
  9. Place the pork on the upper third of the pastry, tucking any thin ends under.
  10. Season the pork with pepper.
  11. Bring the short ends of the pastry over the end of the pork, then roll the pork in the pastry until fully enclosed, cutting off any excess pastry.
  12. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and prick the top.
  13. Brush with egg.
  14. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  15. To make the sauce, mix the juice and chicken stock in a saucepan and bring to a boil, reducing to 1 cup.
  16. Stir in the soy sauce and cream, bring to a boil and reduce until slightly thickened.
  17. Slice the pork and drizzle with the sauce.

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