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RECIPES OF THE MONTH: HELLO, FALL!

Dijon-Maple Pork Tenderloin with Apples 

Tidewater on the Half Shell
Page 83

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of pork tenderloin (2 pieces per package)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 6 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeked and cut into wedges

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix Dijon-style mustard, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, rosemary, salt, and pepper to make a sauce. Cover tenderloin with sauce. Cook in roasting pan in preheated 325 degree oven for approximately 25-35 minutes, or until internal temperature of the tenderloin reaches 160 degrees.  Cook Granny Smith apples in large skillet on high heat until brown. Stir in remaining 4 tablespoons maple syrup. Serve with the pork.

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Requires advance preparation.truffles
Yields approximately 6 dozen 1-inch balls.
Preparation time: 40 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound 2 ounce Oreo Cookies, finely crushed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur, optional
  • 10 ounces German chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons paramount crystals (found in candy supply store)
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted

Directions:

Mix Oreo cookies and cream cheese with an electric mixer on slow speed until completely mixed. Stir Grand Marnier liqueur into cookie crumb mixture; mix again. Roll mixture into small balls. Place balls on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper; freeze for several hours. Place German chocolate in a double boiler over low heat; melt. Stir paramount crystals into German chocolate, as needed, to thin German chocolate for dipping. Remove balls from freezer; dip in melted chocolate, covering completely. Place chocolate-covered balls back on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper; return to freezer. Drizzle firm chocolate balls with melted white chocolate for garnish. Store in freezer – safe container until ready to serve. The chocolate truffles thaw quickly.