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Roast Saddle of Hare with Braised Leg-Meat Cannelloni and Quince and Tonka Bean Confit Recipe
Roast Saddle of Hare with Braised Leg-Meat Cannelloni and Quince and Tonka Bean Confit
Michel Kayser
Michel Kayser
Flavors of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Total time: more than 2 hours

Marinating time: 24 hours
Cooking time for the stock: 1/2 day (can be made in advance)
Cooking time for the braised hare: 12 hours

Difficulty: Average
Chef's Note

Muscovado sugar is whole unrefined cane sugar from Mauritius. Its high molasses content gives it a dark brown color and strong flavor.

For 10 servings

Quince terrine
- 500 g (18 oz.) sugar
- 1 liter (4 cups) water
- 2 tonka beans (ground)
- 20 g (4 tsp.) muscovado sugar*
- 20 g (4 tsp.) butter

Cannelloni pasta
- 250 g (9 oz.) flour
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 whole egg
- 5 g (1 tsp.) olive oil
- a pinch of salt

- 2 hare carcasses
- 2 liters (8 cups) red wine
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 celery stalk
- 2 onions
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 1 sprig of thyme
- peppercorns, as needed
- coriander seed, as needed
- juniper berries, as needed
- tomato paste, as needed

Braised hare
- 2 hares: legs and shoulders
- 2 apples, quartered
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 2 onions
- 1 carrot
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 sprig of thyme
- 1 bottle of cider
- 1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 200 g (7 oz.) white mushrooms

Quince terrine

  1. Peel and quarter the quinces.
  2. Poach them in the syrup for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and brown lightly in butter, then add the sugar.
  4. Deglaze with a little syrup.
  5. Place into a terrine, pressing down well.
  6. Chill before slicing.

Cannelloni pasta

  1. Make the pasta by combining all the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Roll the pasta out with a pasta machine and cut into rectangles.
  3. Cook the pasta in simmering water for 3 minutes.


  1. Bone the 2 whole hares; set aside the saddles and the rest of the meat.
  2. Crush the carcasses and marinate them for 24 hours.
  3. Make the hare stock; drain the carcasses and brown them well in the oven.
  4. Degrease, add the vegetables from the marinade and the tomato paste.
  5. Deglaze with the marinade.
  6. Cook the stock for at least half a day, then strain through a fine china cap.

Braised hare

  1. Marinate the hare pieces for 24 hours.
  2. Drain them, brown them and add the garnish: apple, carrot, onions and herbs.
  3. Add the tomato paste.
  4. Deglaze with the cider.
  5. Add the stock.
  6. Cook, covered, in a 160° C (325° F) oven for about 12 hours.

Braised leg-meat cannelloni

  1. Drain the hare pieces and shred the meat.
  2. Strain and reduce the cooking liquid to obtain the sauce.
  3. Combine half the sauce with the shredded meat.
  4. Prepare the cannelloni using 4 x 6 cm pieces of pasta.
  5. Roll the filling up in the cannelloni wrappers.


  1. Place a slice of hare on a little sauce.
  2. Finish with a cannelloni and a cube of quince terrine.
Roast Saddle of Hare with Braised Leg-Meat Cannelloni and Quince and Tonka Bean Confit 1
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