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Veal Roast Stuffed with Pear, Cranberry & Pistachio

Prep Time:
25 mins.
Cook Time:
1 1/4 hrs.


  • Veal leg roast, about 2 pounds
  • 2 pears, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pistachios separated in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon crushed green peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup veal stock or demi-glace sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 275°.
  2. With a wooden spoon handle or metal skewer, perforate the center of the leg roast from end to end and expand the hole to its maximum size with the utensil handle. If you prefer, you can open up the roast, stuff it, roll and tie it.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the pears, dried cranberries, pistachios, rosemary, and green peppercorns. Stuff the center of the roast with half the fruit mixture. Place the rest of the stuffing in the refrigerator.
  4. In a non-stick skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Salt and pepper the meat and brown on all sides for about 5 minutes. Place the roast in a roasting pan. Cook in oven for 1 hour.
  5. Add the rest of the stuffing and continue cooking for about 15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the middle of the meat registers 140°. Remove the roast from the oven and place on a plate, cover with aluminum foil and let sit for at least 15 minutes (the internal temperature of the roast will continue to rise at least 5°).
  6. In the meantime, pour the veal stock into the roasting pan and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to loosen browned bits. Carve the roast into slices and serve.

Source: MilkFedVeal.com