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Yummy Pork Mummy Recipe

Yummy Pork Mummy Recipe

If you're looking for the perfect main entree for a Halloween dinner party, look no further. The pork stays moist under the pyllo "wrappings," and the sauce adds a dijon zip that guests won't soon forget. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 medium apple, peeled

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, bring cream and mustard to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 2/3 cup. Remove from the heat; stir in thyme.
  • 2. Meanwhile, place pork on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven; cool slightly. Change oven temperature to 400°.
  • 3. Set aside 1/2 cup mustard mixture for serving; spread remaining mixture over the pork. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush with butter. (Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Repeat layers four times. Place pork on one edge of phyllo dough; roll up tightly to form mummy's body and tuck in ends.
  • 4. Place another sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush with butter. Repeat layers three times. Cut into thin strips; wrap around pork tenderloin bundle.
  • 5. Cut remaining sheet of phyllo dough in half; brush with remaining butter. Cut a 1-in. cube from the apple; wrap in prepared phyllo dough. Position at the wide end of bundle for a head. Save remaining apple for another use. Discard remaining phyllo dough.
  • 6. Place bundle in an ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Transfer to a serving platter. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved mustard sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.