Pastry Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

"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."
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  • 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


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

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<p>I live with my husband, four cats, and a sweet mutt named Jada in Scarborough, Ontario, where I work as an elementary school administrative assistant. I have a 31 year old daughter who lives with her boyfriend in nearby Don Mills, along with my sweet granddogs, Frankie and Turbo. I would have to say that my passion is animals, since I have so many of them! <br /><img src= alt= /> <br /><img src= alt= /> <br /><img src= alt= /> <br /><br />If I had a month off work to do what I please, I would first catch up on my sleep and then just have fun - see a few movies and maybe take a couple of short trips - something that wouldn't break the bank - lol!</p>
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