Green Peppercorn Sauce

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 shallots, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green peppercorns in brine, drained
  • 1 (14-oz.) can fat-free beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brandy*
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. 1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add next 3 ingredients, and sauté 2 minutes or just until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in broth, brandy, and mustard, and return to heat. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 12 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half.
  2. 2. Stir together cream and cornstarch until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. *Apple juice may be substituted.
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