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Meat loaf en croûte
Meat loaf en croûte

Meat loaf en croûte

Preparation 20 min
Cooking time 45 min
Servings 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 680 g (1 1/2 lbs) ground pork
  • 6Cortland apples, peeled, cored and cut in four
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) ground sage
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground ginger
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) salt
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) pepper
  • 250 ml (1 cup) bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 454 g (1 lb) puff pastry

Egg wash:

  • 1 beaten egg mixed with 5 ml (1 tsp) water

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. In a bowl, coat the apple pieces with maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together the pork, spices, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and egg. Set aside.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry into two rectangles: one about 25 cm X 13 cm ( 10 in X 5 in ) and one wider ( 25 cm X 30 cm [ 10 in X 12 in ] ).
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the smaller rectangle of dough on it.
  6. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and position it on the dough, leaving a 1.25 cm (1/2 in) border around the edges. Brush this border with some of the egg wash.
  7. Cover the meat with the larger rectangle of dough and seal the edges with a fork.
  8. Brush the entire surface of the dough with egg wash, and make small slits in the dough with a knife.
  9. Put the apple pieces in a roasting pan. Bake both the meat loaf and the apples in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes. Serve together.
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