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Pork Fillets With Prune Sauce

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


1 cup white wine
125g pitted prunes
1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup light cream
800g pork fillets
2 medium apples, quartered
8 shallots, peeled
Sage sprigs
2 tblsps oil


Preheat oven to 250 C
Combine wine and prunes in a saucepan and simmer gently for 20 minutes
Cool and blend thoroughly
Return mixture to saucepan, add stock and honey and simmer for a further 5 minutes
Stir cream into sauce
Stand in a warm place
Place pork fillets in a single layer in a large baking dish
Add apples, shallots, and sage sprigs to dish and drizzle with oil
Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until pork is browned
Cover and stand for 5 minutes
Slice pork diagonally and serve topped with sauce together with shallots and apples

TIPS: Prunes are easily cut with lightly oiled scissors. Oil is also useful applied to the blades of a food processor.

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